My New York

There’s something lovely about living in a new place. The process of the unfamiliar becoming the known is so interesting to me. All of a sudden your feet known the way home all by themselves and you’re on a first name basis with the cashiers at the drugstore. The best part is seeing how much you’ve grown post move. Since moving back home in July, I’ve been thinking about how different I am now than I was when I moved to New York four years ago. For one, I hate not being able to walk. Car dependency is so inconvenient. I also learned that despite what my family thinks , quiet little me can, and actually prefers to , make it on her own.

It’s always the places that make a neighborhood feel like home so below are some of the places that make New York City feel like home to me.

1.Café Bacio on 3rd between 71st & 70th

  2.Central Park ( 60th St. Entrance)


 3.Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market 116th St between Malcolm X Blvd & Madison Ave

Picture from NYC Mag


4.New York Public Research Library 5th Ave & 42nd

5.Stumble Inn Bar on 2nd Ave & 76th

6.The Union Square Area 


7 thoughts on “My New York

  1. New York is like the boyfriend I will never get over, though I still live there. I’ve done my share of traveling to other states and really, there is no place like New York. There’s an energy there that other places don’t match. Too bad it’s expensive as hell.

    • I know what you mean. One thing is for sure, NYC is the most convenient place I ever lived in and it doesn’t hurt that you can do anything your heart desires. Thanks for the like and reading !

    • Thanks. I’m sure you will the first few weeks- trying to set up home and find your way around- are always hard. Good luck settling in!

  2. So true about the walking thing. Between my two long stints in NYC I spent a year in Salt Lake City. It was quiet and calm and the people were nice enough, but I ended up feeling like life was just driving from one strip mall to the next, or from one chain restaurant to the next. I yearned to go out and walk around, uncovering new little details or simply re-discovering the streets I already knew. Salt Lake isn’t good for that; New York and Paris definitely are!

    • Very true. Both cities are easy to explore & live in without a car…I don’t think you can say that about many other places, especially in the US. It’s just so easier and cheaper. Philly has a pretty decent public transportation system but it isn’t nearly as convenient as NYC. When I used to work here during the Summers it took me 3 hours to get to work when it’s normally a 45 minute car drive! So, if you don’t have a car, you’re pretty limited.

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