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After Work in Nyc

By Danielleabroad @danielleabroad
after work in nyc "Whenever you give up an apartment in New York and move to another city, New York turns into the worst version of itself. Someone I know once wisely said that the expression “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there” is completely wrong where New York is concerned; the opposite is true.  after work in nyc New York is a very livable city. But when you move away and become a visitor, the city seems to turn against you. It’s much more expensive (because you need to eat all your meals out and pay for a place to sleep) and much more unfriendly. Things change in New York; things change all the time. after work in nyc  You don’t mind this when you live here; when you live here, it’s part of the caffeinated romance to this city that never sleeps. But when you move away, your experience change as a betrayal.  after work in nyc You walk up Third Avenue planning to buy a brownie at a bakery you’ve always been loyal to, and the bakery’s gone.  after work in nyc Your dry cleaner move to Florida; your dentist retires; the lady who made the pies on West Fourth Street vanishes; the maitre d’ at P.J. Clarke’s quits, and you realize you’re going to have to start from scratch tipping your way into the heart of the cold, chic young woman now at the down.  after work in nyc You’ve turned your back from only a moment, and suddenly everything’s different.  after work in nyc You were an insider, a native, a subway traveler, a purveyor of inside tips into the good stuff, and now you’re just another frequent flyer, stuck in a taxi on Grand Central Parkway as you wing in and out of La Guardia.  after work in nyc Meanwhile, you read that Manhattan rents are going up, they’re climbing higher, they’re reached the stratosphere. after work in nyc It seems that the moment you left town, they put a wall around the place, and you will never manage to vault over it and get back into the city again." -Nora Ephron, "Secret to Life: Marry an Italian" (via BlackBook {Blog, Blah, Blah}) after work in nyc Yesterday, I met Anna for happy hour... which turned into more than one local brew and a veggie burger at The Half King, a stroll on The High Line
after work in nyc and then, gelato atEataly after work in nyc P.S. About a month ago, I wrote an email to a girl I'd met in Dallas earlier this year. Her and her husband had planned a trip to New York and they asked to meet me for dinner or a drink. Unfortunately, I was traveling at that time. So, I wrote them back with every single suggestion I could think of, my feeble attempt to make them fall for the city I know and love. Any chance you'd be interested in reading it?

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