Knitter #1: So where do you live?
This is the question I have been dreading. Brooklynites get pretty territorial about neighborhoods and where we live seems to be at the junction of three different ones. I attempt to dodge the bullet and give them the street address.
Knitter #1: So which neighbourhood is that?
Knitter #2: It’s Park Slope.
Me: Um, there aren’t really many nannies with prams where I am, so I don’t think…
Knitter #3: Ah – it’s South Slope.
Me: Uh, well, I’m not really sure. I think it might be Gowanus?
Knitter #1: When I moved here in ’73, Gowanus didn’t exist!
Knitter #2: Neither did South Slope.
Knitter #4: Is it maybe Windsor Terrace?
Knitter #1: No! That stops at Prospect Park West.
So that clears that one up then.