My Favorite Things about Living in NYC
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My Favorite Things about Living in NYC

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My Favorite Things about Living in NYC
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My relationship with New York City has been quite the relationship so far. I find that I go back and forth with my feelings for the city, but these are the things that just make me wanna be cliche and scream "I LOVE NEW YORK":

1. Food carts

I still remember visiting with my family, and they would ask, "What is one thing you what you do while we are here?", to which I would respond "I want to go to a food cart!" I think it's just funny that you can get good food quickly on the go. My favorite are the coffee carts, where you get get a one dollar coffee, and a dollar fifty bagel. NYC can be cheap sometimes (very rarely), but hey it's possible folks!

2. Exploring

Whenever I have a free day or am in a new part of town I just love walking around! It's so fun to explore the different parts of the city. I remember visiting and my favorite part of the trip was literally just walking around and exploring. There's a certain aesthetic to New York City that I enjoy, and I think it's really wild to actually see myself in it. Which leads into...

3. The feeling of living in a sitcom

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It's the coolest thing ever to me to remember the New York City I've seen in sitcoms and movies and BE APART OF IT. Blame the fact that I'm basic, but I'll blame it on the fact that I actually want to create my own show. I'm just taking field notes guys, chill! This, by far is my favorite part of New York City. Even in the lowest parts, wacky stuff is always happening and I find it very easy visualize myself living in a sitcom here.

4. Taking a cab

I've taken a cab very seldom times since living here, mostly due to the cost, but I think that's what makes me like them all the more. It feels like a big 'treat yourself' moment to take a cab. I've taken plenty of ubers and lyfts in my day, but there is still something SO COOL about taking a cab. I love that it's so quick and so unique to NYC. And again, there's that sitcom feel to it to me. The other night, my friends and I got a cab home after a night out and I felt like I was in a "How I Met Your Mother" episode. I think the ecstatic childish joy I felt in the moment was just as good as the whole night.

5. Talking about subway lines

I don't know if I'm the only one who enjoys this, but I LOVE talking about subway lines. I don't know what it is, but talking about the different subway lines is like a guilty pleasure of mine. I almost feel like I'm speaking another language when I'm talking about it to people that don't live in NYC. I just love how casual and normal it is to everyone that lives here. "Oh you, I know I LOVE taking the Q, ugh god bless the Q. Omg did you say you ride the F? Whoa, the struggle. Yes I wish I could take the 5, but only the 6 stops at my stop"


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