Back to NYC

The last few months in LA have been fantastic.  We have made new friends, we have connected with old friends, we got to spend a lot of time with my brother and sister-in-law and their kids.  The weather has been well…what can I say.

Life here is easier.  It is nice to spend a few months differently.  We both miss NYC.  Like when a good vacation starts to wind down, I always think if I have to stay one more day I will be bummed.  It is just time to go home.  I miss the beat of the street, the pounding of the sidewalk, the latest and greatest, the art, the restaurants, the stores and the edge.

Yet being out here has changed the way I think about the day to day work life.  It is healthy to take a birds eye view and get out of the weeds on occasion.

When we drive back into the city we used to play the Genesis song Back in N.Y.C. from the album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.  I might have to crank up the song on my head phones when our plane lands back in the town that I call my home.

I see faces and traces of home back in New York City!
So you think I’m a tough kid? Is that what you heard?
Yeah, well I like to see some action and it gets into my blood…

Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    “the beat of the street, the pounding of the sidewalk” — I don’t think there’s a US city like NYC that does this so well.

    1. pointsnfigures

      nope, there isn’t. NYC juice.

  2. TanyaMonteiro

    no place or feeling like it, the beat of those streets is unique

    1. Gotham Gal

      It’s my favorite beat

  3. awaldstein

    YupI traded my S4 for a subway pass and an apt with a patio and lots of closets for–NY life.Miss LA and visit. Love NYC. It’s home.

    1. Gotham Gal

      It is home

      1. awaldstein

        cool thing is that it is home to so so many different was home to my grandfather off the boat in 1905 at 8 years old wandering around rivington street as travels.

  4. Erin

    There was a Humans of New York post lately of this woman who retired six months ago from five acres in Texas to a small apartment in Harlem. She knows what’s going on. 🙂

    1. Erin

      I talked to someone last night who does relocation astrology. Apparently my life would be better in LA than NY, which is a dream-smasher, but only if I wish to have a love life.

    2. Gotham Gal

      Wow. Love Humans of NY

  5. meredithcollinzzz

    Rough day for NYC yesterday. Terrible watching it burn. But there’s that special feeling today, like after every tragedy in NYC, where everyone comes together and is a bit kinder, a bit more gentle. Still bustling and vibrant for sure, but a good time to come home. Safe travels.

  6. Marissa_NYx

    Welcome home! Years ago (before children ) I studied at Columbia University, . The grit, the vibe , and central park that I love, NY felt like my home. Returning in January to attend WE15 festival , I felt that connection again. Maybe it’s time I return too.