Since starting this blog more than five years ago, I’ve received many wonderful notes, letters, and comments from readers around the globe. Some of these writings say a simple hello; some tell a personal story or ask advice about living in or visiting New York City; and many express gratitude. Now, it’s my turn to thank all of you. It’s you, the fans that have motivated me to keep Tracy’s New York Life running since 2011. Taking time out of your busy day to share your thoughts or a few kind words means the world to me.
I’ve put together some of my favorite comments and messages –– those that have touched me and inspired me. A few have been posted on the blog itself, but most have been sent via email.
We have a diverse audience reading Tracy’s New York Life, for which I am also incredibly grateful. From the bottom of my heart, thank you again for your loyalty, and continuing to support this blog and the city we love!
From Geralynn in San Diego, CA
“I stumbled upon your blog today and I just had to email you how much I appreciate it! I am 27, born, raised, and living in San Diego, and plan on moving to NYC this August! I can relate to so much of your story that you share. And love all of the experiences and tips on your blog. Definitely the type of inspiration I needed today.”
From Lindsay in Hong Kong
I love your blog Tracy. I’m a South African/ Scottish architect working in Hong Kong with such a fascination about living in New York! Your blog has been one of the best I have found. Thank you.
From Veronica in Sydney, Australia
I just wanted to send you an email to tell you how much I love your blog! I live all the way in Sydney, Australia and have been reading it pretty much every day. In January of 2016 I will be moving over to NY to study dance and your blog has gotten me so excited and inspired! I find the material very real and easy to read. Thank you for continually writing and I hope you have an amazing day! From the Land Down Under!
From M. Letta in New York City
I love this blog for many reasons, but mostly because you provide a refreshing and enthusiastic perspective of New York City from what you’re experiencing personally. YOUR New York City love story shines through in every post. And when you love something, there’s nothing better than sharing what you love with others. We love hearing your stories and that of your readers.
From Jody in the US
Just wanted to drop a line and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. My stepdaughter lives in Brooklyn and we visit NYC a couple times a year. I now have so much more I want to see and do thanks to your blog. Thank you for blogging!
From Nicole in the US
I came across your blog and love it! I’m currently 31 years old and work as a paralegal but will be starting school in the spring for Fashion Merchandising. Living in NYC has always been a dream of mine but I haven’t made it there yet. I just wanted to say your blog has become a great read for me and gives me hope that I will one day end up there! Thank you!!
From Grace in Melbourne, Australia
Just popping a note to say thank you for a wonderful blog with personal insights to NYC. You’ve made me fall in love with a city I’ve only ever heard and read about or seen on tv and movies. I will be headed there next month and your blog has made me more excited than ever to discover the places that you’ve written about. Looking forward to your many future entries 😀
From Murray in New Zealand
Just a short note to say how I have enjoyed following your NYC blog with much interest for a while now. We visited as a family to NYC back in May 2013 and just loved this great city. Your in depth blogs give great insight into places and things to see and do on our return to the Big Apple!
From Klaudia in Poland
My name is Klaudia. I’m 26 years old. I come form Poland. I found your blog because I decided to learn English. ( I feel that what I know is not enough). The idea is: read about normal things, about lifestyle etc., and then translate everything that I don’t understand. What is important for me: learn words, constructions of sentences from the real world not from the books, which have been written by some “experts ” from school. I love New York. I have been there 4 times. I really like your blog. Is very transparent, and moreover, I want use your tips when I come to New York 🙂 Hope next year. So many places to see! Thank you my virtual teacher 🙂 Wish you all the best and Merry Christmas.
From Cathy in Austria
I just wanted to say that I absolutely love you and your blog. It is the best blog I’ve seen so far. I am so in love with New York just as you. I have never been to NY but I’m so fascinated from this city. I hope I will fly there very soon. It’s not that easy for me because I live in Europe and it is very expensive. So now I am 17 years old but it’s my biggest dream to live there later. I read each entry from your blog and I like reading it. You give me an even better impression of this city and I just wanted to thank you for that. You make a great job with your blog and please don’t stop writing.
From Guilherme in Brazil
I’m Brazilian and I’m loving your blog. I found your blog, because I’m using to train my English, but I wanted a blog to talk about a subject that interested me and how I love New York City, your blog is perfect. Always loved this city and in May of 2013 I made a short trip to the Big Apple, it was doing exchanges in Boston and nothing was more exciting to see the first time than Times Square. And one day I’ll still live in New York, I hope. You are a true Carrie LOL. I Love Sex And The City Too. Thanks. Xoxo
From Rosie in Melbourne, Australia
….reading your blog and looking at your photos and fantasizing about my next (8th) visit and scheming how I can live in NYC again and knowing that part of me is floating around UWS and Greenwich Village and Diana Ross Playground and loving how my kids learned to read a subway map and hail a taxi before the age of 5 years and seeing signs that NYC and I are meant to be together in my daily life!
Wow! Not sure if I have contacted you before; if I have I deny any stalker qualities that may be shining through. Your blog makes me smile and heightens my sense of nostalgia and evokes a little melancholy that I have towards your city. I’ve lived on UWS on two occasions, for a total of 20 months. Clearly not long enough for this NYer wanna be. My beautiful home town of Melbourne, Australia is where I live. We are in an inner city suburb called Fitzroy that has hints of LES and Chelsea. It’s only a 20 minute walk to the CBD so it scratches my itch to be among hustle and bustle. I have wonderful fantasies of my kids doing exchange programs in NYC and living there again. It’s such a crazy, smelly, expensive city. Keep up the awesome posts. You have an avid reader across the seas.
From Heather in New Hampshire
I’m a senior in high school, and I’ve been reading your blog for about three years now. Firstly, thank you: in my opinion, no other lifestyle blog about NYC comes even close to yours. You’ve touched a lot of people, even this girl in New Hampshire.
I have your blog open on my iPad 24/7. I love the experience of reading about life in New York. Your vivid pictures and true life stories make me feel as if I am part of this majestic and pulsating city.Please keep up the excellent work, I will keep reading and keep following until one day I have the opportunity to visit your vibrant and diverse city. Thank you.
From Mikhael in Medan, Indonesia
Your blog is a food for the soul. I live in Medan, a small city in North Sumatra in Indonesia. Two New Yorkers came and gave a speech in a Methodist church that I used to go to a few years ago. I remember very well there was an awkward pause in the speech, and the guy then saying “I am from New York”. It didn’t really have anything to do with the topic, and I thought he was quite proud to be from New York.
I have just started reading your blog for the last three days. Last night I watched Manhattan 1979 by Woody Allen. I came to understand why that guy suddenly said “I’m from New York”. We should have been excited and started asking questions. It would have been a great conversation filler! And so your blog, like Woody Allen’s Manhattan, is like water to the parched lips. It jolts the soul awake and the soul seeks for sweet life.
From Marie in Australia
Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I love reading your blog! I’m from Australia and visited NYC for the first time last Oct/Nov for 10 nights. Fell in love in an instant. It’s blogs like yours that make me feel connected to NYC, so a massive thanks to you 🙂 Hope to come back next year if we can.
From Nick in Montreal, Canada
I found your website, ‘Tracy’s New York Life’, a few days ago and I absolutely love it. I was in NYC back in 2009. I miss it a lot. I dream to go back there one day.
I am writing you to tell about the city I am from. I’m from Montreal, Canada and it’s a wonderful city. You and husband Mike would love it. We have everything here. During the summer months we have the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival and the Montreal Grand Prix which is a Formula One car race. We also have a section of the city called Old Montreal. The moment you step into that section you think you were back in the 1600s.
So many choices in food here that you will never go hungry. Montreal is well know for the best bagels in the world, poutine which is made up of fries, gravy and cheese curds. How can I forget our world famous smoked meat. It’s out of this world. During the winter months you can go skating at Beaver Lake, which is located on Mount Royal. We have what’s called the Underground City. You get everything done without having to go outside. It’s connected to our subway system. I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. Do not worry about learning French to get by. I have been living here all my life, although I am fluent, I get by like nothing. Should you need more information, do not hesitate to email me back. I am looking forward in reading your upcoming blogs.
From Liza in Sweden
Just wanted to drop you a quick note from Sweden and let you know how much I enjoy your wonderful blog!!I found your blog just a few weeks ago and it’s just great! I lived in NY as a child for a short period and again for a year at the age of 22 (being 45 today it’s a long time ago) and I have loved it ever since. Been back a couple of times and really wish I could stay forever……….. At least now I have your wonderful blog to follow! Keep up the good work!!
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