This city that has brought life back into me. This city that has brought air back into my lungs. This city that has made me feel more alive in three minutes, than I have in three years.
I think of other places that might want me better. Anywhere but here, it felt like, and I would be happier. And it made me so sad.
“He was like the flesh and blood equivalent of a DKNY dress…. you know it’s not your style, but it’s right there, so you try it on anyway.”
New Yorkers’ way of life could perplex anyone, but perhaps the transplant with the most to learn is the humble country bumpkin, a rare genus of American prevailing from the so-called Flyover States.
“I wish I had let more people set me up. So many people offered, but I was uncomfortable with the fact that I wasn’t finding my own dates, and I just felt so weird about letting other people find women for me to date. But, honestly, what did I have to lose?”
Meatpacking is where you go to forget yourself. In a too-short bandage dress and stilettos, anyone can become a different person for a night.
You have not truly lived until you’ve taken the 7 train into Flushing for the sole purpose of gorging yourself on delicious pork buns, dumplings, garlic chicken wings and even vermicelli.
If you take anything away from hearing about waitressing, take away the knowledge that the people who serve you are just that: people. The server’s apron does not make them immune to emotions, slip-ups, and stress.
50 creepy places in our 50 creepy states.
If you take a look at a map of New York, you’ll notice right away that it is GINORMOUS. The towns that are actually considered to be upstate would probably take no less than 5 hours to drive to from the towns located in and around the Hudson Valley. Can we just settle this once and for all? Not everything north of NYC is upstate.