:: When looking for a new home or condo in Brooklyn, there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself to help you decide which home is right for you. However, when it comes time to break out the checkbook, how will you decide how much you are willing to pay for something that doesn’t have a clear dollar value assigned to it? For instance, it is easy to say that you would pay another $20,000 for a home with a pool, because you could just as easily buy a home without a pool and spend $20,000 to have one installed. But what would you pay to be one minute closer to Manhattan?
:: It’s impossible not to mention the Orthodox Jewish community when writing about Borough Park since they represent 67% of the 85K residents and are growing about 3-4X faster than your average family. While this may crimp our style on Saturdays since most local businesses are closed (bowling is definitely out), Borough Park does have great falafel the other 6 days of the week, a low crime rate, very good schools, a wide variety of very fashionable wide-rimmed hats and is only 25 minutes (7 stops) from Times Square when taking the D subway line.
But even with all that goodness, Rachel and I know that we just won’t feel right living in Borough Park for a couple of reasons: