my new york.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


whether you're a tourist or a long time resident, everyone has a different view of new york. for some, new york is skyscrapers, museums, 5th ave, and fashion. for others, new york is art, wine, off broadway shows, and lincoln center.

my new york is walking sam in central park, long bike rides on the waterfront, strolls by the hudson river, cider at the farmers market, and good food in the neighborhood.

new york has a reputation of being a city full of trash, cynicism, and noise. though i'm not going to refute that statement, i love new york for a much different reason*. with 8+ million people crammed on an island, my new york still seems small.

*i'm all giddy right now because of the fall weather. if i did this post mid-january, i'd be cursing new york. it's a love-hate relationship mostly. 

17 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love this post. You're right, it's different for everyone... Gets me thinking if I've found my version of this city yet. I guess I have, but it's not fully formed. I'm working on that.

But your version sounds pretty good to me :-)

Turbo said...

I'm definitely right there with you on the fall weather giddiness. For the second day in a row I'm rocking a cardigan and loving it.

Kim said...

Love this post! It's amazing that probably all 8 million people in your city have a completely different version of what NYC is to them. Your version sounds pretty great ;)

CALLIE said...

My parents are in NYC, as I type!! It's their first time and they are loving it :) O, how I hope I make it back there someday.

Krystal said...

aw, i like your new york too!

Sydney said...

So interesting how people can have different perspectives on where they live. Just like how a few posts back you were talking about how everyone's town is right for them.

Alex said...

I've managed to visit New York in spring, summer, and winter, but NEVER fall. I need to change this.

la petite coquine said...

I'm on the hate swing with SF right now-why, why, why as you all are getting changing leaves and pumpkin soup is it hitting 80?!

The Rigolosos said...

I agree with you whole heartedly. Except I even like it here in the dead of winter. Don't curse me, please.

Alessandra said...

NYC is all of the above. And so much more. And I'm with The Rigoloso, each and every season.

Notes from Holly St. said...

beautiful. your New York seems so idyllic and perfect.

Briana said...

Gorgeous photos. I love your NY.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I only think those who aren't from NYC see it negatively. I love every corner of it. It has charm. And yes, it isn't perfect, but nothing (and no one) with real character is perfect.

Britta said...

The words from one of my favorite movies comes to mind, "Don't you love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I had your name and address."

Your photos make me want to be there right. this. instant.

rebecca said...

britta-
i love a good you've got mail reference.

mina said...

these pictures are making me feel such nostalgia for ny. i wish i was there for the fall!

Tang said...

I loved New York when I visited and can't wait to go back!

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