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One Block at a Time

The Times took a fanciful trip down South Elliott Place in Fort Greene , taking a look at the colorful characters and storied history of the block and neighborhood. Residents with varying illustriousness on the block range from a mechanic named Tony (but he's affectionately referred to as "Obama" by the locals due to his affinity for the pres) with a $200 a-month rental, celebrated author Jhumpa Lahiri, and a television director who paid $2.7 Million for a townhouse. It's charming enough to want to pack your things and start your new Sesame Street life in Brooklyn. Oh, be sure to check out the interactive feature, it's a blast. [NY Times]