THE BEST OF
|A laid-back summer day in the West Village|
Next weekend, summer officially kicks off! Memorial Day is almost upon us, which means shorter work days (hopefully!), flip flops, warmer weather, and a more relaxed vibe in the city that never sleeps. Yes, believe it or not, New York does quiet down during the summer months.
As we prepare to celebrate the three-year anniversary of Tracy’s New York Life, there’s no better time to look back at our best blog posts. We’ll start by going way back to the beginning, because many readers probably haven’t seen the early posts, which were mostly musings from yours truly.
I hope to give newer readers the chance to catch up on articles they otherwise wouldn’t read, and longtime fans will have the opportunity to check out these posts again, if they so choose.
Here is the very first blog post I wrote on TNYL.
Have plans this weekend? Have a good time whatever you do!
If I Had a Million Dollars…
I would buy an apartment in Manhattan.
The never-ending search continues for the perfect co-op or condo, for yes, less the one million dollars. Does it exist? Will we find it? Once we are there, will we like it? But most of all, can we afford it? The questions are as endless as the quest itself, but the hunt is part of the fun. But, that hunt is also exhausting. Visiting four to seven apartments every Sunday during open house in different areas of the city is less than relaxing after a stressful workweek in New York.
Those apartments add up pretty quickly. By number 25, I realized that the real estate rules in Manhattan are their own, and there are no rules.
“We don’t like your teeth and so we don’t want you to live in our building.”
“No pets, by the way, either. Or at least, no old, hairy, smelly dogs like yours.”
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