When my husband first suggested that we leave Brooklyn for suburbia, I said, “Sure, okay. If you can find somewhere that has all these things…” and I gave him a long list of requirements that sounded a lot like Brooklyn and its people but with less expensive homes and larger lawns. Even sidewalks. No matter where we ended up, there had to be sidewalks.
I was more than a little annoyed when my beloved came back within a short time saying that Montclair, NJ was a town that fulfilled my list. And indeed it did. One of the top requirements: there are lots of sidewalks! I only have myself to blame for the amount of time I spend in the car.