I was born, raised, and educated here. I attend law school here now. I'm also the guy who you were responding to last night. This city, Brooklyn included, continues to be less livable every year. The subway is less reliable every year, and housing costs are leaving wages behind. It's not a horrible place to live. In fact at times it's great, and I have access here to things that most other people do not as far as the arts and entertainment are concerned. However, one can experience that in the course of a year or two or while living here during their education. This place is slowly revealing itself to me as a place that is untenable to live permanently. You have to be zoned in a very affluent area to have a decent and safe public school to send your children to, for example. This would be a perfect place to live if money was no object though.