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Andrew Sullivan Still Hates NYC, Says He’s Moving Back Home to the “Second Brooklyn”

Daily Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan moved from his longtime Adams Morgan apartment to New York City last year, and has publicly complained about it ever since.

He blogged about how shitty the city was. He hated the barbershops, the Wi-Fi, and even the furniture stores.

And so today, in some unsurprising news, he announced he'll be moving back to his "1500 square feet of a school classroom I got for a steal in 1991" in D.C.—a city which he dubbed "the second Brooklyn and a global hub of media and politics."

I just want to second everything Kermit sings. I loved New York City with a passion until I tried to live here. It’s been over a year and I am horribly home-sick. So we’re going to move back to DC next month. I miss my DC apartment (1500 square feet of a school classroom I got for a steal in 1991); I miss my friends, many of whom I’ve known for decades, and some of whom I bonded deeply with during the plague years of my 20s and 30s; I miss the relative calm; I miss the green; I miss the increasing vibrancy of the city – which somehow doesn’t make it harder to live in. I miss the oases of quiet and the energy of a new emerging city that is both a second Brooklyn and a global hub of media and politics.

He'll still be commuting to New York two weeks a month, but for now, D.C. residents can go back to enjoying their Andrew Sullivan ugly shirt and eating sightings.  And we're sure Sullivan will enjoy Doi Moi and the city's new beer gardens—all the places D.C's second-tier Brooklynites frequent.

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  • Ward1Critic

    Who really gives a crap about Andrew Sullivan except for the City Paper.

  • Tom

    It's the opposite for me. I lived in DC for seven years. I loved visiting it before I moved there, but living there is hell. DC is too conservative, conformist, small, and way, way too southern for me. Moving to NYC was the best decision I've ever made.