Many of you already know this but I was born and raised in New York City. While I left for a few years to study Fashion Merchandising in Philadelphia (where I met Matt), my heart brought me back home. Matt has been living in NYC with me for a few years now, but I constantly feel like I’m rediscovering my hometown as I introduce him to all the places I love. New York City is an overwhelming city to say the least, so I thought I would share five things I love about my city, in hopes all of you will get the chance to visit someday:
- Central Park | Possibly my all-time favorite spot in the entire state. The fact that an entire park exists in the middle of an ever moving city still boggles my mind. When I walk down 5th avenue and start to see those trees as I walk past The Plaza, I am just in constant awe. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic, or just spend time outdoors. It’s definitely a sight to see if you ever visit NYC.
- The Pizza | What is New York without pizza? More specifically, what is Brooklyn without pizza? You’re basically born with a love for pizza when you grow up in Brooklyn. I don’t think I’m biased when I say that New York is home to some of the best pizzerias. My personal favorite spots are Di Fara Pizza, New Park Pizza, L&B Spumoni Gardens, and Totonno. I’m pretty sure I could live off of pizza for my entire life.
- Soho | A neighborhood In Manhattan and one of my favorites. When I was younger, my best friend and I would take a yearly trip into the city after Christmas to spend all of our holiday money. I definitely visit more than once a year now, but I still go for the shopping! They have the best boutiques, and the coolest cobblestone streets.
- Breezy Point | For the past few years my parents have been renting a cabana at a beach club in Queens. It’s such a fun-loving, relaxing atmosphere and escape from the hustle of the city. What’s amazing about New York is that you could really have it all when it comes to experiences.
- The people | The energy in New York is contagious. It does have its fair share of downsides, like constant traffic and overpriced groceries, but the pros outweigh the cons. It’s a city that is full of so much diversity and life. I love that my job allows me to work from anywhere because it gives me the ability to really explore this city that I love so much.
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What’s your favorite part about your hometown?