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City Couple's Move To Ossining Featured In The New York Times

Dutchess County native Grace O'Shaughnessy and her husband, Omar Lopez, who was raised in Brooklyn, were recently featured in The New York Times real estate section. After living in Harlem for four years, the couple decided to move to Ossining.
Dutchess County native Grace O'Shaughnessy and her husband, Omar Lopez, who was raised in Brooklyn, were recently featured in The New York Times real estate section. After living in Harlem for four years, the couple decided to move to Ossining. Photo Credit: ccnnyc.org
Omar Lopez, who was raised in Brooklyn, and his wife, Grace O'Shaughnessy, a Dutchess County native, were recently featured in The New York Times real estate section. After living in Harlem for four years, the couple decided to move to Ossining.
Omar Lopez, who was raised in Brooklyn, and his wife, Grace O'Shaughnessy, a Dutchess County native, were recently featured in The New York Times real estate section. After living in Harlem for four years, the couple decided to move to Ossining. Photo Credit: Omar Lopez/Facebook

A Dutchess County native and her Brooklyn-raised husband were recently featured in The New York Times real estate section after the two bought a cozy home in Ossining.

Grace O’Shaughnessy, a therapist, and Omar Lopez, a talent manager at a graduate school for teachers in Manhattan, had happily lived in a rented brownstone in Harlem for several years, The New York Times reported.

The article, up online, will be printed in the Times' Sunday, March 19 edition.

But when the couple began to talk about having kids, they realized they needed a bigger space, the Times said.

They considered moving to Brooklyn or Queens and even scouted around Connecticut, but decided to give Ossining a go after hooking up with Suburban Jungle, an online homebuyers' consulting service, the Times' piece said.

The millennials (He’s 30; she’s 28.) looked at several houses and a condo in the historic Hudson River town and, after weighing the pros and cons of things like yard care, parking, condition, and amenities, settled on a charming, three-bedroom house with a gingerbread front porch for $321,000, The New York Times reported.

O’Shaughnessy told the Times although the house needed some updating, it was solid and reminded her of the house she grew up in, which had creaky floors and banging pipes,

The couple, who are now settled into their new abode, also told the Times that homeownership is part of growing up, or "adulting," just like having children and holding down jobs.

To read The New York Times article, click here.

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