Thursday, December 3, 2009

new york city

new york city, january 2009

My BF showed me this quote that he got from a friend:

"There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter--the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Of these trembling cities the greatest is the last--the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is this third city that accounts for New York’s high strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion." -E.B. White

I've loved San Francisco, I've loved Hawaii, I've loved Boracay, that is until I landed in JFK. I knew exactly why I've wanted to go here for so long. The vibe, the people, the city, everything about it makes my heart race like no other city has. The skyscrapers, the food, the subways, the walking, the fashion, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State, Rockefeller Center. No other city compares. The BF and I have been talking about moving there. In 2011 to be exact. I seriously can not wait for our adventure.


Lainey said...

So lucky. I've been wanting to go there for ages. Can't wait to see pics.

JINX said...

im the part of the 4th New York...i visitor that doesn't stay long...

Jackie said...

i know how you feel! im moving there next year and im so excited =]

Anonymous said...

That's so exciting Kat! As a NJ native, I was a NYC commuter for a bit when I interned there and have recently had thoughts of moving there myself. It sounds corny, but there's just so much electricity in the city.

p.s. I love that quote!

xo, Becs

Wrecked Stellar said...

aww, ha i just saw my sis, bec, commented above! yes, we were the commuters- dad's been commuting into 'the city' as we north jerseyans call it- before we were born! there really isn't any place like it. i've definitely wanted to live there for 1 summer- i feel like it'd be a magical summer! i suppose one day if i'm lucky enough to be bi-coastal that could happen :) that's soo exciting you'll be moving there!!!! xo, mel

katherinelou said...

lainey: you should definitely go to nyc! it's amazing there!

jinx: aww well new york isn't for anyone i guess :)

jackie: i'm excited for you! maybe we'll bump into each other!

becs & mel: aww you guys are from the east coast? must of been amazing to be able to just go to nyc when you have the time to!

sui said...

I wonder what I'm going to NYC for. It's one of my dreams to live there-- for how long, I don't know yet. It's the Shanghai of America. I wonder what I'm searching for. I'll find out when I get there, I guess.

I hope your NYC adventures will be wonderful :)