Thursday, August 02, 2007
I want to live here... pretty please?
So, last wednesday I went to visit my friend HK, her husband Thor and their adorable new niblet, Ada. And I almost died of jealousy.
They live in Washington Heights, which is inconveniently located at the northern tip of Manhattan, in a beautiful coop called Hudson View Gardens. It's this rambling, tudor-style building that has it's own private gardens, playgrounds and lots of beautiful little details (hello - leaded glass windows??? and do you see that crazy lantern and brick work???).
It's like a castle, or a larger version of those fabulous tudor-style apartment buildings on Capitol Hill. It's positively dreamy. It makes me think of The Secret Garden or the Chronicles of Narnia, and I could totally see how a child who grew up here could have the vividest of imaginations.
My neighborhood has become so overrun with NYU students - I am so very tired of seeing Abercrombie and Fitch written across people's asses - and filthiness, it makes me a little sad sometimes. When I go up to visit their neighborhood, it seems so homey and delightful - and totally unlike any other neighborhood I know in the city. It's all parks, and pre-war buildings, and cute little kids running through sprinklers.
I know it's not what anyone who wants me in Seattle wants to hear, but if I have to be in New York... can't I live at Hogwarts?
Posted by LadyGripe at 8/02/2007