Chanteuse Nicole Atkins, who plays the Bowery Ballroom Friday, told amNY she moved to Jersey after battling bed bugs in Brooklyn:
Atkins moved to Asbury Park, N,J., last year, which is a stone’s throw from her Garden State hometown, Neptune, which inspired her acclaimed 2007 major-label debut disc, “Neptune City.”
“I just got sick of sleeping on an air mattress with bedbugs in Brooklyn and paying high rent,” Atkins says. “My friends moved to Asbury Park and started galleries and restaurants. I just wanted to be there. I love it, but I come back to New York a couple times a week. I take the train to the city. It’s where I write my best songs.”
They have bed bugs in New Jersey too, of course, but we’re glad Nicole Atkins found an escape from bed bugs and we hope it’s permanent.