We’re Moving!


Under the categories of “Biting Off More Than We Can Chew” and “Things You Shouldn’t Do With a Newborn and a Toddler,” we have decided to move…

The moving date is this Saturday! I’m so excited!

Our current two-bedroom West Village apartment looks okay in photos, but it’s actually super small, old and crumbling. Over the seven years that I’ve lived here, our third-floor walk-up apartment has had seventeen mice, cockroaches, two lead paint abatements, two burst pipes, a broken fridge, two leaky ceilings, a falling roof, truly crazy neighbors…the list goes on. But we loved our neighborhood and the rent was affordable. And nutty apartments are part of the NYC experience, right?

But while the apartment was great when we were young and fancy free, now that we have two babies, I’ve been losing my mind a little bit.

So, while we continue looking for a Brooklyn house, we have decided to move to a two-bedroom apartment a little farther downtown in Manhattan for the next year. The apartment is bright and airy and you can see sailboats from the windows! The building overlooks the Hudson River and is flanked by two playgrounds and a beautiful park (where Toby has all his birthday parties!). Our close friends live in the building, which is a huge bonus. We’re psyched that it will feel like college, since we can walk up to their apartment in socks to watch TV and drink beers.

While I’m already nostalgic about leaving the West Village, I’m so excited for a fresh clean place. And it’s only a five-minute cab ride and eight-minute bike ride away (I’ve clocked it:)

Here’s our building:
I’ll be taking the next couple days off to get sorted, and we’re really excited to share photos of the new apartment once we get settled. Wish us luck on Saturday, eeks!!!

P.S. Our current apartment, and the Cup of Jo Guide to NYC.

(Bottom photo by Abbey)

  1. Congrats! I hope it all goes well!
    We moved from Washington, DC to London with a three-month-old and lived here with no furniture for two months while we waited for our shipping container to arrive. Now THAT is something you shouldn’t do with a newborn! But it all worked out in the end and we are raising our family where we most wanted to. I hope you come to the end of your move and say the same! xx

  2. Wow, good luck and congratulations ! What about the dates on the fire escape stairs? I loved the idea : )

  3. We made almost the same move – west village to NBPC. I adored the west village, but I am so happy to be living on the water and surrounded by the parks. Such a lovely place to live now that we have a baby. Good luck with the move, and I hope you love your new neighborhood as much as we do! Join HRP mamas if you haven’t already.

  4. I know how you feel! We just moved from a cute (but crumbling) pre-war on the Upper West Side to a brand new building in Long Island City/Hunters Point. At first I was a little sad to leave our ‘hood, but you can’t beat an updated building, it’s amazing! Best of luck with your move, it’s never a fun process, but settling in always is! :)

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  6. Good luck, hope you have lots of help, I moved countries with a 3 year old and a 5 month old so know how you feel!

  7. You’ll do a home tour once you’re settled, right?

  8. Good luck on the move!
    Great location. The playgrounds nearby are the best!

  9. Wonderful! I was just thinking about you this morning. I was like, how is she doing it with two babies in that place, I wonder if she really is pulling her hair out :) Good for you! Sending you calming vibes.

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  11. Wow! I’m so happy for you and the whole family. Congratulations! I’m excited to see photos of your new home! =)

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  13. Exciting news! Wishing you all the best for the big day! :)