• I did not realize the city was so large. Brooklyn alone is the size of seattle. I knew the boroughs were a thing, but I figured they were just big neighborhoods, not entities unto themselves.
  • There was trash everywhere. like, everywhere. which is not to say it was dirty, but just that there were so many bags of trash.
  • So many Canada Goose jackets.
  • So many dogs.
  • So many Canada Goose jackets on dogs.
  • Everyone, and I mean everyone, was extremely lovely and kind.
  • An order of magnitude more diversity than any city in which I’ve lived.
  • The subway’s weird turnstile-claw-revolving-door things are dystopian.
  • Park Ave. is breathtaking; so is East Village. You look into each little brownstone and a part of you wants to stay there forever.
  • Everything is a little bit louder than it should be.
  • I miss it already! I miss it so much.
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