Friday, August 8, 2008


The Gwyns are now official residents of the city of Bayonne! As most of our friends and family know, after our apartment fell through at the last minute, Thomas travelled up to Bayonne, NJ and has been there for the past week looking for a new place to live. After a couple of let downs, including a beautiful condo by the bay that another couple beat us to, he finally found the perfect apartment for us. Our new apartment is also close to the bay and a couple of parks. It's very big (something we didn't think was in our budget for an apartment in the NYC metro area) with two bedrooms, a dining room, living room and huge kitchen. I've always wanted a huge kitchen! It has hardwood floors and a little yard with two trees shading our living room. Our apartment is on the first floor of a four family home. Our upstairs neighbors are an elderly Russian couple and our landlords also live in the buidling. Thomas says the landlords are a charming, sweet couple.

We are so in-love with this town. It's quaint and beautiful and full of cute local businesses...nary a Wal-Mart in sight.

Fun facts about Bayonne:
There are 15 parks in Bayonne alone.

Chuck Wepner, otherwise known as the Bayonne Bleeder and the inspiration for Rocky, was from Bayonne.
Bayonne highschool was the location for such music videos as Mariah Carey's Someday and Pearl Jam's Jeremy.
Bayonne Bridge connects the town to Staten Island and thus NYC.
Some scenes from Pete and Pete were filmed in Bayonne.
Zakk Wylde was born and raised in Bayonne.
Bayonne is home to such birds as: falcons, egrets, pheasants and partridges.


Bobby said...

Hallelujah indeed; sounds like a great town and a nice place you found. All us library folk were rootin' for ya back here in East Tennessee. Also, thumbs up on the kitchen situation!

Lydia Gwyn said...

Thanks! By the way, I convinced Thomas to sell all the cars.

Rebecca said...

Wow! By all accounts, your new hometown is lovely...and congrats on scoring such a nice place to call home.

Bobby said...

Thanks! By the way, I convinced Thomas to sell all the cars.

Cool, I'm sure the public transportation options are more than sufficient. Thomas can use his school commute to read or maybe focus on some other things; good luck with everything!

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