You probably already know this if you follow me on Instagram, but if not.... We're moving to Brooklyn, NY in just a few short weeks.
Getting an apartment in NY is not the easiest process, in addition to it being expensive (ie "brokers fees" <--thought that was a joke at first), apartments come and go very quickly, and depending on who you know, or don't know the process can be long and difficult! All of that aside, we were blessed to find something nice and affordable the first day, it can be done despite what people say.
We spent all of last week apartment searching, here are a few photos from our adventure!
Since camo is back with a vengence, I'm sure they have no problems at all selling all of their military fatigues!
Mr. Thrifteer bought this cool military mail bag. He'd been searching for something durable, but light weight for some time.
Saw these pretty bangles in an African diasporic store off of Flatbush Ave...
Love, loved these dresses! The one I wanted just so happened to be $180
...soooo i'll be learning to sew soon. If anyone knows of some places willing to teach a hand-sewing beginner let me know. I can mend and make darn good pillow cases though!
I just kind of liked this photo of the drums in this store... so neat!
This is the pattern on the hundred dollar dress.... there were so many layers of fabric I could see why it was so expensive.
This is part of the store front...
look at all those lovely prints!
This is what some of the houses in Bed-Stuy look like. We stayed in a similar home during our vist.
Look at all of that parking... another not-always-true "truth" about homes in NY.
Arts and Crafts at a school!
I took this photo of a church in Bed-Stuy while we waited for the bus.
Transportation in NYC is super efficient!
Oh did I mention that we had tasty food while we were there too?
This was from a place called Elora's in Park Slope.
One interesting thing about brownstones.... the stairs.So these stairs literally sound like ducks when you step on them. Every brownstone we went in had really old, really cool looking "Harry Potter-ish" stairways.... kind of liked them.
Yummy basil roll snack! This place in Park Slope made Thai sandwiches, aaaand that's about it.
I don't really like tofu, but the spicy tofu "chicken" sandwich they made us was delicious!
So much work to do this week. Gotta get a move on!