love/hate

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)

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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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