Living in NY is expensive.
You move here and hear about how expensive it is and how much people have to struggle at times and you’re all
But at the end of the month after you pay your rent you look at your bank account and go
Like seriously, your tiny ass apartment that is either located in a noisy area or you have noisy roommates or your walls are thin and you have a noisy neighbor
But I will say, the food is DOPE here
Just don’t read the Yelp reviews while you’re eating from that 24 hour place with no order minimum
It’s fun to meet people here! Most friendships you make will be like
But if your friends live in another borough…
Because the subway is either the best thing or the WORST. When it comes on time and smells okay you’re all
Or sometimes you’ll see a homeless dude jacking off and a toxic waft of human filth singes your nostril hairs and you’re like
By the way- a lot of dudes will be all up on your shit when you’re trying to go about your day like
and you just be like
And keep walking. Walking is awesome in the city. It is good for stress relief, it’s free, and it tones your legs AND gets you places! For free!
But walking in a crowd in NYC will bring out the inner murderer in you
Tourists be like
And whenever someone on the street tries to stop you..
But at least the shopping (window or otherwise) is OFF THE HOOK
But no laundry machines or dishwashers in your apartment sucks
And so often you just reflect on this expensive, inconvenient, impersonal, competitive, dirty fucking city and you go
But you don’t follow through, because bodegas on the corner and free museums and central park during the summer and outside music shows and the diversity and possibility and history and energy just make you remember why you put up with the bitch goddess that is NYC.
But remember that when you get here, no matter how you dress or talk or know the subway, EVERYONE you meet will go