Take Me To New York

I still can’t really describe why NYC is the greatest, most exciting, most beautiful and best city in the world – but I can ensure you that it is!

 

I lived in New York City for 2 years and I just moved to Florida. I guess I miss it already that’s why I chose it to be my next topic. I’ve been reading a lot about the city and what other people think and say about it. These are probably my favorite quotes and I’ll tell you why.

So I went to New York City to be born again. It was and remains easy for most Americans to go somewhere else and start anew. I wasn’t like my parents. I didn’t have any supposedly sacred piece of land or shoals of friends to leave behind. Nowhere has the number zero been of more philosophical value than in the United States…. and when the [train] plunged into a tunnel under New York City, with its lining of pipes and wires, I was out of the womb and into the birth canal. Kurt Vonnegut

One of the reasons I decided to go to the US was because I needed some time off from my usual life. It gets boring to live in the same city for years, with the same people and the same activities around you. My best friend talked me into being an Au Pair for a year and that we can have so much fun. After long talks and deep thoughts I said to myself, just do it, one year away can’t be so bad. I really didn’t care in which state or city to work in and I also wasn’t really able to decide it. It was fate that I ended up being in New York City and there wasn’t a minute I regretted it. I started a new life, a new beginning and definitely a new adventure. I improved my personality in every possible way and my attitude towards the whole world changed completely during my time here.

I love New York City. The reason I live in New York City is because it’s the loudest city on the planet Earth. It’s so loud I never have to listen to any of the shit that’s going on in my own head. It’s really loud. They literally have guys come with jackhammers and they drill the streets and just leave cones in front of your apartment; you don’t even know why. Garbage men come; they don’t pick up the garbage, they just bang the cans together. Lewis Black

This one made me laugh and it is true. New York is very very noisy but I love it and probably it doesn’t bother anyone who really lives there because you just become acclimated to all the blast and buzz. You get used to it so much that in every other city you think something is wrong and you feel scared because it seems too silent. Trust me I experienced it. In some point you need all that noise to feel comfortable and home. It gives you the feeling to never be alone and the noises proof that you are surrounded by people every hour and every minute of the day, no matter if you walk on the streets at 4am or if you are just hanging out in your small, overpriced apartment and you hear your neighbors singing, doing constructions or playing instruments.

When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough. Fran Lebowitz

A few months ago I went on vacation with my bf. We went to Destin to visit some of his friends and as we started talking to them how great it has been for us to live in the city, they started to complain about all the dirt there and that you are not even able to see the sun, stars or just a blue sky. First I didn’t know what they were talking about but when we got back I started to giggle. New York is dirty! Really really dirty! The air seems grey and you find trash everywhere. -But clean is not enough!

Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.” — John Steinbeck

It feels like a big community and still you feel like no-one. You can express and live the style and life you want to live without being judged. If you need someone to talk to you will find someone in the next minute you turn around. Cultures from all over the world meet here and everyone is helpful and so open minded. You can’t get bored because there is just too much going on. Every day are different activities, concerts and parades. There are plenty of restaurants, rooftop bars and secret spots which take your breath away. There are parks, buildings and museums you can only dream of and art everywhere. You can practice every single sport and you can watch many different broadway shows so special and spectacular like nowhere else. If you need a night out you can go to several bars, nightclubs or parties every single day of the week. It doesn’t matter what time or what day it is, you can do anything you can imagine 24/7 because people in NYC don’t sleep – they live every second of their life.

 

 

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