Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sexy Staten Island Courts Brooklynites

Photo: Victorian Mansion on St. Pauls Ave.

In the words of Borat...I liiiiike (just imagine his accent when reading this). I ate too many silly pills this morning, so don't mind me...let's get back on track boys and girls! For anyone who is reluctant to move to Staten Island for the stereotypical unjustified reason of, "because it's Staten Island", it is imperative you read this NY Times article, which is more like a tale of a Brookyln family's desirable search for their suburban dream home. I agree there is an appealing factor of living in Brooklyn, but when you really look at it from a practical unbiased perspective, it is almost a no brainer of why you would choose to live on Staten Island. For example take the family from the NY Times article, Glenn and Melina Gontha, who wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of brooklyn to move to a tranquil area where they can raise their son in a bigger house with a backyard and garage for an affordable price. Unlike Melina, Glen was extremely apprehensive about moving to Staten Island until he gave it a solid look and they finally moved into their beautiful 4,000 square-foot, four-bedroom house, on Clinton Avenue in New Brighton for only $615,000.

Our family's needs matched up with what Staten Island had to offer, he said. Maybe part of it is psychological. Part of the appeal was it was still in the city.

Staten Island didn't seem as dense as Queens and Brooklyn, even though they say it is being overpopulated and overdeveloped, Mrs. Gontha said. We didn't get that sense at all. Then Glenn said, 'I think I love Staten Island.' It was the most hilarious thing.

I think you guys get the gist of what I'm trying to say, so I'll see ya guys later!

Learning, Finally, to Love Staten Island [NY Times]

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