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  • Montrose, this is quite a tribute!

  • Montrose, I tried to log into the other site but couldn’t figure it out. What an amazing story. Your columns here have always been the best of this site and some of my favorite stuff on the web. I assume you’ll be blogging from Troy. Can’t wait to follow the next chapters.

  • I wasn’t around for the MM lovefest yesterday but I hope MM knows how I feel. She is a friend and a great writer and historian. But grieve not for the blog as she will still be here.

  • MM will be landmarked at this rate

  • MM will be landmarked at this rate

  • Montrose — darling! — take this review, yesterday’s column, and a few of your good posts and get yourself a book contract! NOP

  • Will miss your always informative posts. You taught me (dare I say all of us?) a great deal. Thank you!

  • I want to know where Upstate she is moving! Anyone know the town?

  • Troy. Yes, these articles could be leveraged to get a position with a newspaper up there too.

  • Those people who have followed MM for years and the many discussions know that she was my landlord and affectionately called “the Great EVLL- by me of course. I (unsurprisingly) was known as “the sainted tenant. So it’s one o f life’s great ironies that MM and i will be switching roles in Troy and I have invested in a lovely Snidely Whiplash cape and moustache. I intend to stand over her forcing her to type until her fingers bleed and she produces her book :) You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but not Brooklyn out of the girl. Life will be a little slower, a little easier, a little prettier. But Brooklyn gets in your bones and MM will be taking those with her.

  • Montrose/Suzanne, great great work. Will miss the columns very much.

    Chris

  • Montrose/Suzanne, great great work. Will miss the columns very much.

    Chris

  • MM, I want to personally thank you for your all of your thoroughly enjoyable columns and for your presence here. I’ve learned so much. Thank you for your comments as well, which have often served as balm to the sometimes-heated threads of the Brownstoner community (*said with love*). You will be missed.

  • MM, I want to personally thank you for your all of your thoroughly enjoyable columns and for your presence here. I’ve learned so much. Thank you for your comments as well, which have often served as balm to the sometimes-heated threads of the Brownstoner community (*said with love*). You will be missed.

  • MM, you are a star.

    Write the book already!

  • “There was a time when the comments on Brownstoner approached those of the Brooklyn turf wars of yore.”

    LOL. the golden years of Brownstoner.
    Now, MM’s articles are the ones that consistently get lots of comments.
    MM, take heed and run with it. You have a huge fan base.

  • Not only does she need to do the book, but dare I say it, have her own website, monetize the site and bring in the bacon.

  • So Bxgrl, You’re also moving to Troy? And you’re going to own the house Montrose will live in? I’m confused. (Which is happening to me with increasing frequency, I’m sorry to say.)

    • NOP- MM and I have switched roles. I will now become the Great EVLL (as in evile landlord, with a twisty moustache) and MM will become the Sainted Tenant. :) I did buy the house (with a great deal of help from my brother, sister and brother in law (all saints in my book). I’d wanted to get out of NYC for awhile. Too hard to live and in all honesty, I am so involved in the 9/11 community that I really needed to put space between me and 9/11. I’ve got medical issues and things were overwhelming me- even after all this time. But Brooklyn will always be in my heart (alongside the Bronx, of course) and both of us will be back often. But G-d knows, I miss Brooklyn and Crown Heights terribly.

    • NOP- MM and I have switched roles. I will now become the Great EVLL (as in evile landlord, with a twisty moustache) and MM will become the Sainted Tenant. :) I did buy the house (with a great deal of help from my brother, sister and brother in law (all saints in my book). I’d wanted to get out of NYC for awhile. Too hard to live and in all honesty, I am so involved in the 9/11 community that I really needed to put space between me and 9/11. I’ve got medical issues and things were overwhelming me- even after all this time. But Brooklyn will always be in my heart (alongside the Bronx, of course) and both of us will be back often. But G-d knows, I miss Brooklyn and Crown Heights terribly.

  • First of all, again, as in the original thread, thank you, everyone, for the kind words and praise. I am truly grateful. Words fail me.

    But would like to clear up a couple of things: I’ll still be writing my columns for Brownstoner. I’m taking a couple of weeks off in order to move and get a bit settled, but then we’ll be back to normal. The only difference is that I won’t be sitting in Brooklyn writing, I’ll be sitting in Troy.

    I have a large collection of photos for BOTD, and plan to come back just to wander around and take new pix, and hopefully, with the limitations of time, I’ll be able to get around with a mission, and not with the idea that I can always come back. I’ll be more productive!

    As to where I’m living, NOP, as you knew, I was bxgrl’s landlady. She moved to Troy, bought a house, and now, she’ll be my landlady. I’m sure she’ll make Troy’s slumlord list. : ) Actually, it’s a great house, and we’ll have fun renovating it, which is something we enjoy doing. My apartment is large and will be lovely!