Welcome to It Happened One Weekend, our weekly roundup of The New York Times real estate section...
The Hunt: Every "The Hunt" column begins with the Hunters describing the apartment they want, and ends with them rationalizing whatever they came away with. This is The Hunt: Dreams vs. Reality
The Hunters: A family making the move back to New York City from SoCal.
Dream: $4,000 a month
Reality: $3,795 a month
Dream: Park Slope or Windsor Terrace
Reality: Windsor Terrace
Dream: Two- or three-bedroom
This week's Hunters are a husband and wife who moved from a Jersey City to Santa Monica, Calif. for work, but then he got a job in NYC and she got herself transferred. So, it was time to head back east, this time with a child in tow. They wanted a top floor to avoid noisy upstairs neighbors and they wanted to be in School District 15 in Brooklyn. They looked at several places. There were some issues, including a view of Green-Wood Cemetery, no en-suite laundry, and one place with unclear fees for water and heat. They looked at the Kestrel, right near Prospect Park in Windsor Terrace. Unimpressed with the lower floors, they found a top floor unit with a washer-dryer to their liking. No indoor basketball hoop for the child though.[The Hunt/ This Time, Make It Brooklyn]