Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I've decided to write about a New York blog every week. It will be nice to break from my little life, and provide some other views of the city.
I'll start off with a wonderful blog by another Brooklyn resident, Mihow.com. Mihow [a fictitious name] writes with fine detail and gobs of humor. Beware, her posts are highly addictive. I've been sucked into the vortex of her dilemmas - whether to leave New York and when, raising her baby, and life in general.
Responding to one of her posts on leaving New York, I suggested Boston, where I grew up. There are tons of safe suburbs near the city, a creative community, and depending on where you live, a good public school system. It's just the winters and the bad drivers and the Red Sox you have to tolerate, but then no place is ideal.
Sadly, Mihow's dilemma (young couple, young child, creative occupation), is very common. Many friends have come and gone. Others threaten to leave all the time. Recently, a coworker moved West after doing some simple calculations. Looking at her salary-to-living expense ratio, she realized that her New York lifestyle was the equivalent of working at McDonald's anywhere else in the country (which is fine, except she had a stressful, time-consuming job). It was just made sense to high-tail it, before things got any worse.
I'm sure it'll all work out for Mihow. And I'll read all about it.
Wednesday Portraits is an ongoing, semi-regular installment featuring other New York blogs.
Photo by myself of some of the hipster douchebags on the L train platform.