New York Minute

In a few days it will be six months since I got on a plane and moved to New York City! While I’ve been a pretty big slacker when it comes to updating the ol’ blog, if you follow me at all on social media (and really, you should), you probably know I’ve been making the most of my time in the city.

If I had to pick one word to describe my time here thus far, I’d choose: SURREAL. Seriously, I LIVE IN NEW YORK! I still can’t believe it sometimes. But then there are moments when I’m making a mad dash from one place to another, weaving in and out of slow walking tourists, ignoring the “hey there beautiful” cat calls, and trying not to step in whatever messes have been left on the sidewalk, and I look up and see the Empire State Building and remember that THIS is where I live!

Right after I got here I read a quote that said, “One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” (Thomas Wolfe) New York is where I belong. And even though I still don’t know my way around as well as I should (I live and die by Google Maps), and even though I still do dumb touristy things sometimes, I definitely feel like a New Yorker.

New York Empire State Building Five

I really want to recap what I’ve been up to, but I’m going to skip the part where I bore you with every little detail of my life for the past six months. You’re welcome. Instead, it can all be summed up as follows:

  • Food
  • Walking (lots of it)
  • Food
  • Friends (making new ones and having old ones come to visit)
  • Food
  • Shows (Broadway, Shakespeare in the Park, and more)
  • Food
  • Touristing (the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, High Line, Times Square, Ground Zero, Chinatown, Mets game, Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, etc.)
  • Food
  • Bitter Cold (and walking everywhere in the middle of a snow storm)
  • Food
  • Sweaty City (with no air conditioning in my apartment)
  • Food
  • Subway Rides (and getting lost)
  • Food
  • Cat Calls (on three separate occasions men have called me “Sexy bowlegged lady” and thought they were giving me a compliment—what?!?!)
  • Food
  • Girl’s Nights
  • Food

Needless to say, I’ve eaten my way through New York. There is sooooo much good food everywhere. It’s fabulous and really awful (if you’re trying to stay the same jeans size, that is) all at the same time.

New York Summary

The reality is that living in New York is hard. It’s loud, dirty, and fast-paced. People are pushy and customer service in virtually nonexistent. It’s freezing cold in the winter and a giant sweatbox in the summer. Trains and busses aren’t totally convenient, and sometimes you find yourself schlepping two, eight foot long 2×4 boards through the subway before you walk them a half mile to your house  so you can build a new headboard in your kitchen (true story). But despite all that, this John Updike quote rings true, “A true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.”

New York Skyline Kidding

I feel like this city and I are meant to be together. That’s why I just signed a new one year lease on my apartment. I’m looking forward to all the adventures that are yet to be had.



  1. I just tweeted at you, but figured I needed to give a review that was longer than 140 characters.

    As I’ve followed your adventures on Twitter and Facebook, I’ve been a little wistful, a little jealous, but overall very impressed with how you’re maximizing your time out there. You’re doing the touristy things, the fun things that locals do, and everything in between, and the main thing I’ve noticed (as you highlighted in this post) is the food! My favorite thing about NYC is the food. So, so many amazing choices, and it pleases me greatly that you’re doing your best to try them all.

    As someone with experience in packing up and moving to New York, hoping to have a great adventure, I give your first 6 months an A+. (So I guess I only needed 2 characters…)

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