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Living in NYC (4 months)

NYC Update

It’s been another month since I last posted some of the pros and cons of NYC from my perspective.  I would say my feelings over the last month have gotten even stronger.  The constant noise, crowded subways, unreliable transportation, and the prices have been wearing on me even more.  Do I hate the city?  No, I don’t.  Overall I just don’t think the price is worth what you get and it’s not the ultimate place to live.

Current Likes

  • I like that I have fairly convenient access to almost any store.  Literally every clothing store is here. If fashion is your top priority over everything else, it could be somewhere you love.
  • I like that I can walk my dog to little parks (like the one below).

  • I can have almost anything I want delivered to my home.
  • There are a lot of restaurant options, so if one sucks, you don’t ever have to go back.  Try a new one next time!
  • After living in the Arizona desert, I do like being near water.  I mean, I live on an island.


Current Dislikes

  • It takes awhile to get anywhere.  So, you have access to everything, but it will still take 30-60 minutes to get there and only be 2-3 miles away.
  • There are a lot of tourist traps like Chelsea Market which brags about being open early and late, yet when we arrived at 9am on Saturday there was absolutely nothing open!
  • I do not like being around smelly and weird people while I’m commuting, I’d prefer to be alone.
  • Most of all, I dislike that we live so close to so much natural beauty, parks, mountains, and we have to rent a car to get to them.

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    April 4, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I’ve always wanted to live in NYC so it was good to read about all the things that wear in you after awhile. I’m not one for commuting either!

    cute & little

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      April 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Oh my commute is SO long!

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    April 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    NYC is such an amazing city! It’s such a juxtaposition. I always saying its blowing you a kiss one moment, and will smack you in the face the next. Such a fantastic place. I just wrote a post on the most instagramable spots in the city, you should check it out 🙂

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      April 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks for letting me know !

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    La Caleya
    April 5, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Love to read you!!!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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