Monday, May 16, 2011
As someone with a strong sense of place (I love love love my hometown) I was happy to see this article in the New York Times. Constance Rosenblum discusses the joys (and some of the frustrations) of staying put in one home and one city for decades.
People stay in one place for many reasons. Often the explanation is financial. In a city of ever-pricier housing, giving up even the tiniest rent-stabilized space can seem insane. If a personal or professional life doesn’t change much, there may be no incentive to move, and even if a life evolves, a space may be elastic enough to accommodate shifting needs. Sometimes it’s simply easier to stay than to go.