I moved to Brooklyn in 1998, and love it just as much now as I did then. Watching my daughter’s childhood unfold here is a joy. One thing that’s always been clear to me is that it’s the people who make our neighborhood so special. I’ve seen this community come together in tough times and in times of gratitude, and I feel really lucky to call Brooklyn my home.
Favorite Park Slope Restaurant: Applewood
My go-to for a quiet, romantic date night with my husband. They have a warm atmosphere, super-attentive staff, and delicious locally sourced meals. You can’t go wrong with the tasting menu, and the cocktail list doesn’t hurt either.
Best ice cream anywhere, really. Made from scratch daily, my current favorite flavors include Ooey Gooey Buttercake and the highly addictive Salted Crack Caramel. Don’t be afraid to ask for samples. And don’t worry, the line moves quickly.
Favorite Brooklyn Spot: Pebble Beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park
I’m partial to this spot near the granite steps overlooking the Manhattan skyline, where my husband and I exchanged vows in 2010. It’s peaceful, but with the occasional rumble of the subway overhead as it crosses the bridge it all feels beautifully and perfectly “New York”.
As co-owner of Garfield Realty, Elizabeth is just as passionate about the real estate business as she was when she first started 16 years ago. With the Brooklyn market constantly changing, she knows the importance of being accessible, responsive and trustworthy, no matter the price point. Whether buying, selling or renting, Elizabeth aims to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, guiding even the most challenging deals to a fast and successful closing. Elizabeth and her husband Robert live in Brooklyn with their daughter Senya.