Why you moved to NYC: Indiana, though admirably flat and gray, was also dull and lifeless.
What you love about your nabe: I'm spoiled. Since all my friends pretty much live in the 'burg, I feel like I'm still in college. And since I work from home, I get to experience the tranquility of McCarren Park on Tuesday afternoon. I recently spotted a Red Tailed Hawk there. I'm also two blocks from a great video store, with the foreign section arranged by country. (Videology).
Favorite restaurant: I'm always at Taco Chulo on Grand and Havermeyer. Two words: Cucumber Margerita.
Favorite grocer: Marlowe & Sons has a great little shop during the day. It's the best place to get condiments from Istanbul.
Favorite local designer: My friend Vera. You can find her jewelry at Catbird locations on Metropolitan Avenue or Bedford Avenue.