Living in a 126 year old house is sometimes a point of pride, sometimes of frustration, and always a moneypit- but it does produce a sense of history and community. Of course, Irvington has never been short on those qualities, as the White House has now recognized.
Though I bought my house in 1998, I’m no newcomer to Irvington- I was raised here. I thought it was just a whim that brought me back, but once here, I found half my childhood friends had also returned and bought homes. I guess you can’t take the boy out of Irvington after all.