I have a few tips for Brooklynites departing the city for Upstate NY, in a new article for Brownstoner.com.

My #1 tip: Beware of “unknown costs”: Victor Mendolia, from Beach and Bartolo Real Estate in Chatham, says property taxes Upstate can be surprisingly high. “This is particularly true when there is another layer of municipal government like incorporated villages or cities,” he says.

Check out the full article here

PS – No I don’t consider Westchester “Upstate” either!