For relocators looking to make the move from New York City, Moving to the ‘Burbs, an evening hosted by Brownstoner Home Events at the Brooklyn Historical Society, is designed to help.
The event, on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature a group of real estate agents who will offer advice about moving to Westchester; Port Washington in Long Island; and Maplewood, South Orange and Montclair in New Jersey.
Alana Mitnick Benjamin, Associate Real Estate Broker at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, will be talking about the charms of Port Washington, less than 40 minutes by train to New York City. She herself moved there as her family grew. “It became obvious that between housing and school it would be impossible to stay in the city,” she said.
In Port Washington, Benjamin feels a much stronger sense of community than in the city. “That was something I never expected, which I really try to convey to people considering a move.”
Benjamin, who’s seeing many buyers from Cobble Hill and Park Slope, says that many relocators are afraid there won’t be good restaurants, or things to do. “But Port Washington is really like an ‘ex-urban’ feel, with a vibrant downtown and, because we are on the water, a unique sense of community,” she says.
She points relocators to community organizations and events. “In fact, my Facebook group, Living in Port Washington, shares all of the great things going on,” she said. “It was restaurant week just last week!”
What: “Moving to the ‘Burbs”
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights.
When: Thursday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10. The first 50 tickets to interested relocators are free!
To register, please visit the website.