Sunday, June 17, 2012

      ( 11:22 PM ) teahouse
Hey! I know I haven't posted in forever, but I'm still here!

And we just moved. We're renting out our condo (which we really outgrew with the baby), and we've moved to a 2-bedroom rental farther uptown in Manhattan.

We found out after we'd moved into our new place that our building was one of the original Mitchell- Lama buildings built in the 60s.

This means that many middle-income families moved in, and were encouraged to stay, enticed by affordable rents.

As a result, all of our neighbors are very friendly and are all old friends. There are a variety of ages, races and professions represented.

We've met several middle-aged neighbors who say they've lived in the building since they were toddlers. They grew up together, married and had kids, all in the apartments they'd lived in since they were kids.

It's really unique, and says a lot about the success of this program. The company that owns our building is now opting out, and as apartments are being vacated (usually when their aged inhabitants pass away), they're renovating them and renting them out, at market prices, to yuppies like us. 

It makes me feel a little sad. Because our rent is so high, it's unlikely we will stay here long. After all, we really want to own again long-term.

But for now, I will enjoy and appreciate this little microcosm of what our society could be.

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Hi THB!!

Congratulations on your little one and finding more albeit temporary space!


By Blogger EB72, at 1:04 PM  

What a unique experience for you to enjoy during this period of your lives.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:41 AM  

Very interesting - love inside glimpse you offered.

By Anonymous azita, at 8:33 PM  

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