So excited, you guys - I'm finally going to own a tiny piece of NYC! Granted, it's on Staten Island - but it's in a historically preserved neighborhood where all the houses are totally beautiful. The house itself is this gorgeous, perfectly-restored prewar Boardwalk Empire-style place, with lots of cool built-in furniture and stuff. There's a big fenced backyard, and an amazing view of the Verrazano bridge and the financial district off the back porch.
I'm totally nervous because I've never lived in the area before, but it's an easy commute to my work via the ferry. Hopefully I'm not making a huge mistake (bites nails). But if it all goes through, next GT meetup can be at my place - because I'll have plenty of room!