”Just call it "Brooklyn West." That’s how many of the residents of Maplewood think of their town, especially those who have followed the typical migration pattern of moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Maplewood, which they see as an extension of the hip, cultured, community-involved lifestyle they’d grown accustomed to in New York.
When they married three years ago and took the surname Archer-Haynes, their plans included adopting a child or two, so they knew more space would be required. “We saw friends making huge sacrifices to stay in Manhattan,” said Brad, 38, who works in marketing for Viacom International. (Ross, 32, works in retail marketing for Nickelodeon.)
A large green space at the heart of Maplewood offers space to roam or picnic on warm days.