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I Heart New York

by habituallychic

07 . 24 . 08

Everyone who lives in New York has a love/hate relationship with the city and if they say they don’t, they are lying. Some days just start off on the wrong foot like this morning. I was more than slightly hungover and very tired. I was running late for work. It was hazy, hot and humid so I was sweating through my dress my 9:00am and the city smelled like garbage. My hair was out of control even pulled back in a ponytail. But then just like in any relationship, the city does something to remind you why you love it.

I decided to walk home across the park tonight after an appointment on the West Side and there was barely anyone out. All the tourists were safely back at their hotels. The joggers were done. The crazy cyclists too. The Day Lilies were asleep for the night. It was just me alone enjoying the peace which was later broken by some lovely music wafting out from a concert at Summer Stage. Turns out it was Mark Knopfler. Couldn’t have been a nicer ending to my day. Thanks New York. I still heart you.

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  1. NEW YORK MUHTARI July 24, 2008 | 10:50 am

    I so agree with you… Everyday I find 99 ways to love or to hate the city, but at the end the city always win.

  2. Eloise July 24, 2008 | 12:29 pm

    What a lovely post.

    I wish I had lived in NY at some point. I love to walk around pretending that I live there when I visit, but it’s just not the same. {sigh}

    I enjoy your blog.

  3. Alice Olive July 24, 2008 | 2:05 pm

    Wonderful post. I love it when a day ends like this – totally restores and rejuvenates you.

  4. a camomile lawn July 24, 2008 | 2:17 pm

    I’m glad for you. We all need a happy ending sometimes, even if it’s only a happy ending to the day.

  5. Lauren V. Hunter July 24, 2008 | 2:39 pm

    Totally agree with you – New York has some absolutely terrible tricks to play on you – and then sometimes some absolutely beautiful and perfect moments…..definitely a love/hate relationship, though I’ll admit, I lean more to the love of it!

    Thank you for sharing your NY moment! 🙂