Brooklyn vs. DC
May 19, 2010 4:17 AM Subscribe
Benefits of living in Washington, DC vs. Brooklyn, NYC? Work-related caveat involved.
posted by brynna to Society & Culture (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be moving from Boston to either Brooklyn or Washington DC in the fall to start a new job teaching middle school. I'm having trouble deciding which is a better fit for me.
Me: 22 year old, educated, ambitious, loves being near the water, nightlife, morninglife (cafes, etc), good restaurants.
Brooklyn: The school that hired me is oooookay, but not amazing. Brooklyn's culture is very intriguing to me. I'd also be working with a current colleague at this new job, which would be nice.
DC: The school that hired me is amazing. But, I can't get excited about DC as a city. It seems to have no character and be very non-committal. However, one of my good friends will be living there next year and teaching at a middle school just down the road.
So, aside from city-specific things (of which I would LOVE to hear a ton), does WHERE I live affect my quality of life, especially as a busy first-year teacher? Or should I focus on where I WORK?