Words of the Big Apple

New York City has a way with words. It’s a city that can be charming and charismatic one minute and then tell you to fuck off the next. Every time I set foot in Manhattan, it never fails to tell me something new, bring a smile to my face, and make me appreciate just being there. What can I say?
I guess I’m a city girl at heart.

In my three years of east coast living (in which I’ve been to NYC more times than I’ve been to Chicago, despite living a mere 90 minutes north of it for my entire life), the city has given me great words of wisdom—sidewalks have a particular knack for that—that make you tilt your head to the side, look up toward the sky, and ponder this strange world of ours; intriguing compliments from the strangest of places; and words that really have no meaning or intention except perhaps to make a grouchy passerby smile (or mutter to himself and roll his eyes, you pick).

New York City always seems to know exactly what to say and when to say it, even if it wordlessly tells you to go screw yourself from time to time. Wow, not that I intended to channel Carrie Bradshaw there or anything…ok, you knew this was coming. So without further delay, to quote that infamous Sex and the City gal:

Anything is possible. This is New York.
– Carrie Bradshaw

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