New Yorkers--overworked, overtaxed, and usually real-estate-challenged--are not always the most upbeat bunch. But come the holidays, even we can come to appreciate our blessings and feel a bit of cheer.
Here are 10 reasons to love being a New Yorker during the holiday season.
- It's toasty warm (read: hotter than balls) in your apartment, and the open window gives Santa easy access.
- Your super/porter will assemble kids' gifts.
- Your super/porter can break down the boxes.
- Your building's no-pet rule is a great excuse not succumb to your 4-year-old's request for a puppy.
- Your shoebox of an apartment means you can only buy one Big Toy per child. And there is no room for the treadmill you won't use anyway...
- ...and nowhere for your Oklahoma relatives to sleep.
- Even if you don't have a Christmas Tree, your Jewish kids can be happy with "their" tree in the lobby.
- 3 words: No. Snow. Removal.
- Traditional turkey dinner or West African feast, you can still have it delivered on Christmas Eve.
- This town is never more magical and romantic than at Christmastime. It seems there are miracles on every street, not just 34th.