[Nate] This was the night I started looking for a place in Brooklyn. I thought I had given myself enough time to see a prospective place in Crown Heights, and then make my way back to Ft. Greene in time to meet Sanaë at Lukas Volger’s apartment. It was all on the same subway line, the 2 train. But, it just so happened, this night, when I was already questioning the safety of the aforementioned neighborhood, a man robbed another and at the President St. stop, where I was waiting and the victim chased the robber onto the Subway tracks. This brought a gang of policemen into the station and the entire 2,3,4,5 lines to a halt. I was stuck, a 40 minute walk to Ft. Greene, no cabs, no bottle of wine in hand, and a chef and a partner who awaited my arrival. Luckily I found a gypsy cab in front of the Brooklyn Museum hopped in, hopped out at Atlantic Terminal, ran to the Greene Grape to get a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and sprinted down Greene Ave to #61.
[Sanaë] When Nate finally arrived, Lukas greeted him with a wide smile and a warm hello. He was dressed in a nice button-down dark blue shirt, corduroy, and simple blue jeans. He is tall and his hair is light brown, almost blonde. Lukas lives on the ground floor apartment, a warm environment, which is clean and furnished with taste. The small space was utilized well, and didn’t feel claustrophobic in the least despite the rather low ceilings. A full bed looked out onto a round, wooden dining room table and by its side was an overflowing bookcase. The chef’s workspace was in the back; per square foot one of the most productive and sweetest smelling spaces in the 5 boroughs.