I'm from Washington, D.C., so when I first arrived in New York City 10 months ago, I wanted to experience the great stuff that's happening here.
I had two weeks to find a place before relocating for my new job, and I took a place on 107th Street and Columbus Avenue sight unseen, after finding it on Craigslist.
Unfortunately, l didn't know that the neighborhood wasn't really what I was looking for. I only know that now, after moving last month into an apartment with a parkside view of Tompkins Square Park.
It feels like I'm finally actually living in New York City.
When I lived in Manhattan Valley, everything felt so far away. Also, it seems like everyone in the Valley/on the Upper West Side is either twice my age or has lived in that neighborhood for their entire lives and never leaves their block!