Linda Manning and Michael Pinney bought their apartment in Riverdale for $90,000 back in 1999, but they didn't move to the end of the red line willingly. After the initial shock of being in relatively uphip Riverdale, they got accustomed the the enclave and the apartment made up of two "inelegantly cobbled together" apartments had enough room for their two children. The farmhouse vibe makes you think they don't live in the city at all (there's even a "rabbit hole" leading to a back garden in the building). And obviously pictures speak better than words, so there's a nice gallery here.
· Jut Offstage in Riverdale [NYT]