Boerum Hill

And We Are Back – pics of the joint in Brooklyn

Whatever you do always get the Tech Support. Since my last post where we had the blue hamster wheel of death we are back in business thanks to numerous Geek Squad interfaces. Now that momma has left my ass (for work) I will have some time to get some blogging down for my 9 readers.

I have had some people reach out to me regarding the new digs and so I will post about that today. The Apartment is 99.9% done if Ikea ever gets off their ass and ships my broken component and then (because I am feeling extra Prick’ish) sends someone to install it. What can I say, now that I am living on the mean streets of Brooklyn I got get my street cred.

Anyway here are some pics of the apartment;

IMG_3305Here is the Laundry Room/Closet. Recall our laundry closet at 95 South Main back in Memphis. This is actually bigger! And we have crammed it full of our shit too!

IMG_3293Dogs Stuff and Mud Room. Note the towel hanging up. We have had like 2 weeks of consecutive rain here. Yep I am getting tired of it!

IMG_3297Since some Insensitive Bastard (I blame Maria) threw away Shobo’s magnifying make up mirror I had to get another one so I hung this one on the wall. I never saw her use the previous one but I am still getting yelled at about it!

IMG_3296I had to have a toothbrush holder

IMG_3295So a pedestal sink may be all the rage with Chip and Joanna Gaines but it doesn’t help when you got to put your make up on in the morning. Shobo improvised with a bamboo cutting board and we might as well leave it. Oh and if you are asking about the folding table my sister busted my balls about it because it was in the bathroom so we are leaving it there. Tons of space in here but none of it is viable and really usable. Who needs 11 inches on each side of a toilet that nothing will really fit.

IMG_3294Hey IKEA – you may have cheap deals but your customer service sucks! This piece to the right is supposed to have a mirrored door but that arrived broken. We still haven’t gotten the new one. #IKEAFAIL Oh and yes the toilet seat is up because that is the way we roll in Brooklyn.

IMG_3298Looking into the kitchen from the bathroom

IMG_3291We put the rolling rack in the kitchen to give us a place to put shit in the back. I have the bottom two shelves for my office.

IMG_3292The top shelves have all of our stuff that cook with.

IMG_3299Thanks To Ba for hanging all these!

IMG_3300The living room/Shobo’s office

IMG_3301We did the same configuration with the TV on a swivel so we can create a room divider.

IMG_3302Doty’s Pictures and my side of the bed. Pretty much I better not gain any weight or I won’t be able to fit in the space between the bed and the closet.

IMG_3303Still a work in progress. It is rolling rack with wire mesh that we put our ‘closet’ stuff in.

IMG_3304Shobo’s side of the bed and the main bookcases – also a work in progress

IMG_3306Of course the view really doesn’t suck at all!

I will be better at blogging on this thing, I promise.

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Do we live in Downtown Brooklyn or Boerum Hill? Another Seinfeld Episode Comes To Life

If I have said it once, I have said it a dozen times. Until you move to New York you don’t really appreciate the subtleness of Seinfeld episodes. I realize this post may go over the heads of some of my Memphis readers but here is a good analogy for you. How many times do you get defensive when the media says that there was a shooting in Downtown Memphis when it was actually in North or South Memphis?

Remember the Seinfeld “The Pothole” episode when Elaine was trying to order a specific Chinese dish but was outside of the delivery zone? Even though she was on the other side of the street they still wouldn’t deliver it. Welcome to our life folks. When we were moving in our new dog walker came up to us and was doing her best sell job. When she was walking off she said “You will love living in Boerum Hill it is so different than living anywhere else.” I didn’t really give it much thought but later I started thinking; “I thought we lived in Downtown Brooklyn.” I asked Maria about it and she said that the other side of the street is considered the Boerum Hill neighborhood.

When we lived in the Upper East Side we had a similar situation because how you looked at it we could have lived in the; Upper East Side, Lenox Hill Neighborhood, or evenĀ  Yorkville. Not that it is a big deal but I have had to explain a couple of times where we live to native New Yorkers as they can’t identify the area. Normally when I say that we aren’t too far from Juniors Cheesecake they know exactly where we live.

The past week we have done some walking around Downtown Brooklyn and it is all good. We have the Fulton Street Mall (think Main Street Mall in Downtown Memphis) where we can get us a late night Papaya Dog and also shop for a new wig. We have the DeKalb (You don’t pronounce it like the owner of The Vault) Food Court and Mall where we can visit Target, Century 21, Trader Joes and have all kinds of food choices. And let’s don’t forget Smith Street where it is a cross between Overton Square with a Cooper Young Neighborhood feel and Brownstones. Oh did I mention that we have Liquor Store in our building, a stones throw from a Fresh Market and are one subway stop from killer bagels.

More on this later.

where we liveSo the Red Shaded Area is Boerum Hill and the Crude X is our building. Oh and for those wondering Cobble Hill is where the Gnome Lover lives. Wait till he gets back from BBQ Fest and then we start doing some drinking.

IMG_3151Look for the Birdsnest atop the tall ass building and that is our building.

IMG_3157Kind of refreshing to know that there isn’t a CVS or Duane Reade on every corner here. Shop Local!

IMG_3128Not Photo shopped folks, I took this last weekend on my way to….wait for it….a bar!

IMG_3108LVD when should we anticipate your arrival? Oh by the way Lauren 2.0 is heading your way this weekend for WCBCC.

IMG_3159Cannonball!

IMG_3158Smith Street on my way to get a bagel

IMG_310937:03 – that is the time it takes me to get from the UES (more specifically The Cigar Inn) to our new joint. Sadly cigar smoking parlors is frowned upon in Brooklyn. They don’t have any joints like they do in Manhattan.

IMG_3130First Sunday Funday we went to this establishment thanks to Mr. 3 First Names

IMG_3129I have to stay close to my Budlight roots, I do enjoy a good craft beer but when you are going to drink a ton of something it helps having something familiar.

I have about 3 blog entries just about dive bars still in the que.