I know I'm going to start sounding like a broken record but really....I LOVE NYC!!! It's all here, the good and the bad, the crowds and yes, even the solitude. Where else can you stand on a street corner and hear conversations in a half a dozen languages? I love to walk the streets and take in the vista of the rows and rows of skyscrapers. And watch the people go about their routines of getting to work in the morning. It's a side of New York that, if you're a tourist like me, you don't get to see. You know the thing I've found most surprising about New Yorkers? They are, for the most part, very kind to one another, very polite. Maybe they show that nasty side just for the tourist's benefit, I don't know. In some way, I think, maybe since 9/11, New Yorkers feel like "Hey, we're all in this together", I'd like to think so. New Yorkers certainly take more pride in their city these days, that's for sure. It's much cleaner than I remember from my first visit in 1975...ahem...when I was very, very young.
I had hoped to see and do more while I've been here. To be honest it's like being a kid in a candy store. But alas, time and budget do not allow many excursions. But there is certainly not a lack of something to do or someplace to go and it's all within a subway ride or taxi drive. But if you want to stay put...relax and reflect, I've experienced no better place to be on a rainy morning than NYC...
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