We struggled with leaving NYC and felt like this is where we belong and need to stay. But, we have a 3 year old, two careers, and a caregiver we've been picking up since May in a twice daily, close to two hour round trip saga. It became untenable to stay where we were and keep her employed, which was a priority for us. Meanwhile, our landlord was attempting to raise the rent, making the decision to move a little easier. We found a house in the Rockaways with a yard two blocks from the beach, and are now 35-40 mins round trip to our care giver. We're calling this our Beach Year, and hope to make the most out of something different for a while. We struggled with this choice but feel good that we can (technically) stay in the city and try something new for a while. We plan to move back to Brooklyn when a vaccine becomes available or the pandemic is otherwise more contained.