Just a scant few miles means a world of difference in the way we live—but how? Consult our side-by-side comparison of all things urban and suburban, including who earns more money (care to guess?), who has a shorter commute (we do), who has access to more green space (look around you, Westchester), and everything else you’d need to put a City snob in his place.
By Marisa LaScala with Dave Donelson, Philip Posillipo, Julia Sexton, and Laurie Yarnell
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Illustrations by Thomas James
At some point, you made a choice between urban living and suburban living. For some of you, the debate between the two ended the second you put down roots in Westchester. Maybe you never had doubts to begin with. For others, the struggle continues within. Every time you pay your tax bill, you think that you may have been better off with a cute little condo in Brooklyn Heights. (But would you have had to give up your washer/dryer for the indignity of the coin-op machine in the basement?) Then again, when you notice that you inadvertently left the house unlocked—again—and return to find your possessions untouched, you might revel in suburbia’s relative safety, and congratulate yourself for making such a smart choice.
It’s time to put the debate to rest. We may wonder about it every day, but how does life in New York City really compare to our suburban Westchester existences? We pit urban and suburban living head-to-head, piling in as many of the pertinent stats and facts as we could, to put the arguing to rest once and for all. Here, our (completely unbiased) findings.
Hugh Ryan bemoans—and celebrates—the lack of a dining room in his Brooklyn apartment.
We Couldn’t Have Said It Better
Chosen the right side in the great Westchester vs. City debate? Wear your sentiments on your sleeve. Sure, Manhattan may have The Met and MoMA—but we have the changing-of-the-leaves. The tee, designed by Great To Be Here, is available in black for $24 at Weezie D. in Bronxville and Rye, and in coral (as shown) for women and navy for men for $24.99 at Parkers in Rye.