I lived in Brooklyn for 18 years before college, and for one year after, before I moved to "The City". Now it's almost ten years later, and I'm slowly coming to terms with the idea that my Manhattan period is ending, and I'll probably end up living in Brooklyn for the rest of my life. Don't get me wrong-- I love Brooklyn, and I spend a lot of time there as it is. But moving back-- actually changing my base of operations to Park Slope or Cobble Hill or whatever-- that's going to be a major change. Another view.