Thought Catalog

New York

The transplant New Yorker can relate to bouncing around from borough to borough throughout the years, in search of just the right neighborhood. It’s a daunting task that ever-ambitious New Yorkers take in stride. Sometimes things work out right away; other times we’re not so lucky and the process of finding a place to call “home” can be a nightmare. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that New Yorkers love New York and will make it work.

I grew up in Rochester, NY, a tiny city that everyone mistakes for being extremely close to New York City. While Rochester may be 300+ miles away from NYC, we follow the same stereotypical divide. For those of you who have watched Gossip Girl, and wondered about its validity, I am here to provide you with evidence that the Serenas and Dans of the world exist in more than just a fictional reality.