Location: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York
My home is a 600-sq. ft. parlor floor apartment in a mid-1800s townhouse in Brooklyn Heights. It has two bedrooms—I use one as an office—and a spacious, newly renovated backyard. I actually was raised in the upstairs duplex apartment (my family has since moved away), and two years ago, after 14 years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved into this former rental unit. Taped to the inside of my office door is a tattered, Dr. Seuss growth chart: an artifact from my childhood bedroom that had been two floors above.