Between the lights and the glamour, New York City is an iconic city for numerous reasons. Since Manhattan is always in the limelight, it might be easy to lose sight of another noteworthy borough: Brooklyn.
As the home to one of our Gentle Giant warehouses that our NYC movers operate from, there is a special place in our heart for Brooklyn. Here are five reasons why you might want to consider life in one of the most creative spots in the Big Apple.
1. Brooklyn is a foodie’s paradise
Between rainbow bagels at The Bagel Store and pizza from Di Fara, you won’t have to look far for a delicious and unique meal in Brooklyn.
There are plenty of hidden gems you’ll be able to find by talking with locals, but you could also visit all the Instagram-worthy spots if you want to impress your friends. Be prepared to wait in line!
2. Brooklyn has a bustling arts and culture scene
For the artistic genius and the newbie art fan alike, leave it to Brooklyn to step up to the plate when it comes to expressing yourself and staying in tune with your creative side. There is something exciting for everyone!
Check out some tunes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or the Littlefield performance venue, without having to take the journey over to Manhattan. Reflect on some art at the A.I.R. Gallery, the New York Transit Museum and the Klompching Gallery. Work on your moves or simply admire live dance at the Brooklyn Ballet, Dancewave or the Mark Morris Dance Center. Choose your own adventure and enjoy every moment.
3. Brooklyn is a family-friendly, budget-friendly space
Whether you’re entertaining yourself, a friend or two, or your entire family, Brooklyn is constantly offering plenty of public events for free. Over the weekends, be on the lookout for community bike rides, road races, festivals and parades, and so much more. You’ll be able to stay active, save money and meet your fellow Brooklynites.
4. Brooklyn is a wise financial choice
In comparison to Manhattan, living in Brooklyn is a much more realistic choice when it comes to living in New York City on a limited budget. There are plenty of business and networking opportunities right in Brooklyn, but if your employer is in Manhattan, your commute will still be reasonable.
The New York Times also reported in early 2018 that Brooklyn real estate prices are climbing higher, so there is an increase in property value to be had in the coming years.
5. Brooklyn has a true sense of community
Those who live in the Borough of Homes and Churches often have a fair amount of Brooklyn pride and a love for the city you may not find anywhere else. Within a tight-knit community, there is more time for bonding and growth between residents. The delicious food, community events and arts and culture scene offer Brooklynites an easy space to connect and collaborate, so you’ll never feel lonely when you have great connections by your side.
Looking to plan a move to Brooklyn? We have a successful Gentle Giant warehouse in Brooklyn, ready to serve all your moving needs! Give us a call today to learn more and speak with one of our move consultants to get your process started.