Today i want to talk about the place i moved in when i arrived in New York 1 month ago. I know, it seems to be such a selfish article but don’t worry i’m not here to describe my huge floral couch (which is pretty amazing though) or to explain you how messy are my roommates…
When I was flying to New York I was, as some of you i guess, assuming my new life in a high building in Manhattan, watching the amazing view on the skyline while drinking my first coffee in the morning… But while i’m drinking my first coffee right now, I’m admiring a weird warehouse and… and that’s it.
Yeah guys, i’ve moved in Bushwick, and it wasn’t love at first sight.
Basically, if you walk in my street at night without never have come before, you would be afraid to get raped, killed, or worst, but after a couple of hours, you would just find out that what looks like disused factories are inhabited by hipster.
OK, Hispers are also frightenning.
They have tiles shirts, big beards, special bikes and act like broke people. When i see the price of the food in my grocery store i can tell you they are not broke. Not at all. This place is more expensive than the fanciest organic supermarket in the Upper East Side.
My building is full of that kind of person, and I always find some of them drinking a beer in a corridor sitting on the floor and apparently having a conversation about the meaning of life or whatever. Sometimes they are also throwing up in the stairs but I will spare you the details. It sounds annoying but there is a very young and cool athmosphere there. There are so many parties that someone made a wiki about it : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKibbin_Street_Lofts
After a few days, you just fall in love
This good athmosphere typical of our building is like spreaded in the all district and that’s why i like it so much. It’s such a creative place where people are making art at every corner : Graphitis but also kind of weird instalations or even performance on the sidewalks… They also sell a lot of things in the street like clothes, piece of art, bikes…and all the restaurants in the area are more than good, they are great.
A break from Manhattan
As you noticed this island where everybody dreams to live tires us so much because of the noise and the number of people and that’s why living in Brooklyn is such a good alternative. This place is so quiet, the sidewalks are so empty and you can have a really bigger appartment for the same price !
Here is the link of the company which rents some of appartments in my building, if you to try the hipster way of life.http://theportobellosuites.com/?page_id=41053