In the city you're constantly jockeying for space, an extra closet, a seat on the subway, a place in daycare, quiet, calm. The Dumbo house is one of these perks that I use for my co-working space but also as a weekend hangout spot with my family that does feel a "bit special". We swim, throw them in a kid's club, have adults-only brunch without needing to get a sitter and my kids love going there. In the chaos of NYC, this is a bit of sanctuary (except when EVERYONE else also wants to go to the rooftop pool) in that case you're back rubbing elbows. But at least you're in a pool!