I always knew that New York would be a completely different world from Los Angeles. But I never imagined that I would come to fall in love with the city in just five short days.
There are a few things that I learned are perfectly normal in NY that you would never see in LA.
-Drinking after brunch, during lunch, before dinner, during dinner and having a night-cap feels perfectly natural in NY and you aren’t considered a lush.
-If you see someone pushing a stroller down the street, chances are that it will NOT have a kid in it, it will be filled with stuff and be covered with a plastic shield.
-Walking in NY makes sense, it saves money and it’s amazing how many miles you can cover when you do.
-Everyone takes public transportation in NY, so it doesn’t feel as dangerous .
-Once you try the food in NY, it will make you cry. Once because it’s so good and again when you’re back at home, poor and can’t find a suitable replacement in LA.
– There are police officers everywhere in New York and they are very friendly and helpful! You feel so safe because there’s always an officer or two walking near you.
-If you don’t step off the curb and start walking as soon as there is no traffic you WILL get left behind.
-You will be shoulder checked HARD by other pedestrians, several times if you don’t keep moving.
-The rats in the subways are actually cute and hop along the tracks.
-In LA, if you blow $100-$200 for dinner, it hurts, if New York if you spend that much money you barely even bat an eye.
-All the doggies in NY are bundled up and are extremely disciplined and well behaved.
-Radiators are your best friend, except when you accidently get burned by one or wake up in a cold sweat thinking someone is breaking into your apt, only to discover it’s the radiator.