Brooklyn or Manhattan?

I often find myself daydreaming of owning a beautiful brownstone with a garden on a tree-lined street.  Since most of this type of home in Manhattan is north of $4M, Brooklyn seems a viable option except for one VERY important factor: my wife was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and has little (who am I kidding) NO desire to move to Brooklyn.  That said, I occasionally drop her an email with a listing like this to see if she has had a change of heart:

106 Lincoln Place in Park Slope Offered by Corcoran (via HOTD from Brownstoner)

My wife’s response: "it looks v. nice"

She couldn’t even type "very" for goodness sake.  What is it about Manhattanites that seems to make them diametrically opposed to the possibility of calling Brooklyn "home?"  To be perfectly honest, everytime we have looked in Brooklyn the reality of leaving Manhattan bums me out so it’s not just my wife.

To see more of this beautiful home, click on the picture above to go directly to the agent’s web page.

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