It has been a little over a year since I moved to NYC (woaaaaah) and I have definitely maintained a solid love/hate relationship for it. And so, I have decided to write down what it is I exactly love … and hate … about the city that never sleeps.
I love that there is always something to do.
I hate that there is always something to do.
I love that I can eat pretty much any cuisine.
I hate how a sandwich is $10 and a beer, $8.
I hate how nobody smiles on the subway. Just look around, everyone looks miserable.
I love watching subway etiquette and seeing people give up seats for the expecting, the elderly, and the exhausted.
I love that I can visit Nicole in Moringside Heights or Melissa in Crown Heights, Kate in Astoria or my brother in Greenpoint, by just jumping on a subway or going for a walk.
I hate that apartments feel fleeting, no matter how nice you make them.
I love that my friends are nearby and my parents a train ride away.
I love how nyc’s passion and drive is contagious, and has fueled my own.
I hate how I’ve forgotten how to slow down, and to stop taking everything so seriously.
I hate that this is the City That Never Sleeps. Not even a cat nap.
I love the people I have met, the neighborhoods I’ve grown to know, and the appreciation I’ve gained for all things and people in my life.
(sunrise unfortunately not NYC)