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)

About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on September 12, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Everyone IS miserable on the subway.

  2. I want to come love/hate NYC with you. Or we can run away to love/love PNW. Thoughts? I’ll book right now.

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