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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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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kileen
    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!

    xx,
    Kileen
    cute & little

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      Kirsten
      April 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Oh my commute is SO long!

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    Lyndi
    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 🙂
    Lyndi

    http://www.stylecalling.com

    • Reply
      Kirsten
      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 🙂

    http://www.lacaleya.com

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