Martin Amis on Living in Brooklyn
“And what do you make of Brooklyn?” David Wallace-Wells asks Martin Amis, who has just moved to Cobble Hill, in an interview in New York Magazine.
Embarrassingly idyllic, really. Like living in the fifties—so philoprogenitive. You know, pregnant women everywhere—prams, kids. I like that. Just a gentle atmosphere. I don’t think I’d like Manhattan anymore. I like looking at it from a distance—it awes me. But it’s too noisy. The city that never sleeps—yeah, that’s right, the city where you never sleep.