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Brooklyn, NY


It's All About Brooklyn!!! - 9/27/2018
I looooooove Brooklyn! So much culture! So many options of restaurants! So much diversity. It's one of the best places I've been to and lived. Granted, the commute is dreadful, but overall it is a great place to live. One other bad thing is that it is quite expensive, but this is New York we're talking about here. There is a lot of gentrification going on here and a lot of people are against it, but I believe that some of it is necessary. There are some places that are falling apart and infested with rodents, so I don't think it's such a bad thing that people are buying them up, fixing them, and renting them. Unfortunately, costs go up, up, up! On the upside, the restaurant options are phenomenal! I live in Stamford, CT now, but I come here quite often. Brooklyn Bridge is a sight to see.

To live in Brooklyn, you need to be making the big bucks, because it is super expensive! Living wise and rent. It's pretty noisy, but it's becoming the new Manhattan honestly, so that is expected. If you've ever heard the Jay-Z song where he talks about losing out on buying in Dumbo for $2M and now it's worth $25M. Yes. You see that if you go there.

Pros: Great sight-seeing. LOTS to do. Great shopping. Lots more to mention, but we'll be here all day.

Cons: Cost of living, congestion, loud nights, cost of food, competitive jobs.

Stamford, CT


The Lovely Stamford! Not Perfect, But Not That Bad - 9/27/2018
I've lived here for about 6 months and actually love it! I lived on Long Island, Queens, and Brooklyn here and there for 11 years, and you definitely appreciate how much more space you get up here. I live in Glenbrook currently and, yes, it's no Long Island City or Brooklyn Heights, but people should give it more credit. You have the downtown life not too far away and it's right near the I-95 and the Merritt Parkway. There is a Fairway Market on Canal Street with a Spirits & Wine store connected right next to it. I never even knew that Fairway had such a thing! There is also a lovely beach not too far from there that I will be enjoying until it gets too cold.

I took one star off because of the cost of living. Wow, is it pricey here! I thought Brooklyn was bad. There are also not very many essential stores in the area like Home Depot, Walmart, but you do have Michaels! lol! Honestly, it's not all bad, but I want to start a family soon and I don't want it to be in Stamford. It is honestly too crowded and I see they plan on building more condos. "Let's build this roach colony bigger and bigger, so we make more money!" That's what I hear when I see all of the condos and apartment buildings going up. Even the actual houses on land have NO LAND! What is that about? You might as well live in an apartment. Love Stamford, but I'm thinking of heading deeper into CT to maybe Norwalk or New Haven. Honestly speaking, Stamford isn't the kind of place I would want to grow old. It's fun for right now while I am young and have no children.
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