However you see it, Brooklyn has a ton of pride and personality. The style is vintage. The real-estate is brownstones. The pizza is authentic. The culture is conscious. The waterfront is unparalleled.
I think Rockaway Beach feels like home to those who typically make fun of beach holidays. Those who might be considered cynical. Those who might say, “IDGAF about my reputation.” Those who have more vinyl and leather than rompers and flowers. Those who have escaped their Caribbean roots. Those who value a pint over a mojito. I think this is the Rockaway crowd. They’ll let you have South Beach, just leave them and their beach alone.
Tiny island…tons of people…tiny spaces. What did we really “need”? And, what could we improve to make the best use of the space? We decided that saving money on rent would be worth the upfront investment. We’ve spent quite a bit of money on our space-saving ideas. But, we will make the money back in rent/real estate saving within two years!
Travel for 2 cost breakdown (at the time of writing this post): The Roxy Hotel – Tribeca: $250 per night … More