|Let me count the ways…|
Even though I love living in New York City, sometimes, it’s nice to be reminded and hear someone else’s positive spin –– someone who’s never been to the city before. My niece, Jessica, made her first trip to New York last week. Bright-eyed, curious, and eager to take in as much as possible in just five short days, Jesse had no idea what to expect, but she figured out pretty quickly that NYC is unlike any place she’d ever been.
She inadvertently pointed out how lucky I am to live in New York when she said, “I understand why you want to live here. I’ve never seen any place that’s this diverse with so many different types of people. All the neighborhoods are really cool.”
|Jesse reminded me that New York is indeed a special place.|
Each and every day, it becomes clearer and clearer why NYC remains a special place in my heart, even after living here for eight years. From its diverse population in hundreds of neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs to the many iconic treasures that people from around the globe travel to see, New York is a city, in some shape or form, for everyone.
But the truth is, even I can get a little jaded, so a few fresh words like Jesse’s remind me why the lifestyle in this city is unrivaled, at least in my book, and why New Yorkers (including myself) should never take any of it for granted.
In honor of another year gone by (I moved to NYC in June 2007), I thought I’d recollect some of the many reasons that I choose to live in this great city. Trust me, my list is much longer than a page, but I’ve narrowed it down to the highlights for a more concise roundup.
Whether you’re a jaded Manhattanite or a newbie Brooklynite, you probably have your own running list why you love living in Gotham. To read mine, head over to CubeSmart’s NYC City Guide and check out “9 Reasons to Love Living in New York City.”
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.
|What do you love most about living in New York City?|