Top Ten - Big Apple
It has been almost four years since my husband and I moved from Manhattan where we spent our first two years as a couple living like typical young and ambitious 20 somethings in NYC â€“ poor and happy as a pig in shit. Top ten things I miss about living in New York City:
1. Wandering Soho on a Sunday afternoon searching for beaded necklaces and retro posters.
2. The Japanese grocery store not far from our home on Lexington and 50 sold not only my favourite treats but also sushi grade fish, energy drinks like Oronamin and quality paper crafts.
3. Finding a patch of grass at Central Park during lunch hour.
4. I am still amazed we made it two years without ever eating at the same Thai restaurant more than once.
5. Not a hot summer day passes where I donâ€™t miss Woodchuck draft cider â€“ an apple cider that comes in many varieties from amber to granny smith to dark ale. So many that you never get sick of it, unlike the Canadian Growers which you are sick of after one bottle.
6. I miss cheap flights across the country and the globe, since you have more than one airline and three airports to choose from.
7. I even miss my mini-bar fridge which only held three days worth of groceries and often let them go bad because it was just so Manhattan to not have a real kitchen.
8. The Rizzoli Bookstore on West 57th St. A historic bookstore full of art, design and architecture books set in a stunning environment you never want to leave.
9. A subway system that truly takes you everywhere you want to go in the city.
10. The coked up prostitute on the L train that sings the same first verse of the same song for every stop.
Living in Manhattan is an experience that anyone with a sense of adventure should try at least once.