Mark and I bought a birthday present yesterday for his nephew Brian, who turned two. It was a big, colorful dump truck, and we got it at a small toy store in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where we live.
Park Slope is also called 'Nappy Valley', a pun on 'Napa Valley' wine country in California and the fact that there are so many little kids here.
Several recent articles on Curbed, a daily blog about Brooklyn real estate, and the The New York Times report on mayhem caused by stroller congestion. You'd never think it'd be an issue, but it really can be nuts when you're at a restaurant with five or six couples that have young, squealing kids.
Families move to whatever neighborhood has a good school. Park Slope real estate has soared since 2001, after Manhattanites reacted to 9/11. Since then, real estate prices have multiplied several times over.