Your really useful guide to New York neighbourhoods

Six months ago we moved to New York for six months, and in that time we lived in EIGHT different neighbourhoods. Here is a (hopefully) useful summary of them all. Park Slope Everyone (well, New York magazine in 2010, at least) considers Park Slope to be one of NYC’s most desirable locations. And I can see why: it’s pretty, for one thing – there are lots of brownstone houses and leafy streets. Then there’s all that green space in Prospect Park – actual green, regular, open space rather than carousels,…

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Back to (our version of) nature in Greenport, NY

Look – a deer – IN OUR FRICKIN’ BACKYARD! And a rabbit! And you can’t see it, but there’s another deer hiding behind the shed! And fireflies – LOADS of them… everywhere! We’ve only ever seen fake fireflies before – at the “Creatures of Light” exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History. Those ones were impressive enough but blimey, the real ones are incredible: they really do light up! And the noises! There’s proper, kick-arse birdsong stuff going on out there. As you might have guessed, we’re no longer…

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