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New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world, a place that even when I am alone – I always feel right at home. New York has a special energy that draws in millions of people from all over the globe with their ambitious dreams and it holds the keys to achieve them. NYC is the city of endless opportunities and people who make shit happen because they understand that time is money. It is a city that is constantly evolving and bettering itself – qualities that make this city so incredibly interesting and alive.

After living in NYC for 6 years I continue to be pleasantly surprised with new restaurants, hotels, lounges, bars, clubs, coffee shops, stores, museums, attractions, bodegas, people, and the overall vibes on each and every street. I’ve lived all over this extremely compact yet expansive city – collecting memories. Wall Street, Tribeca, Battery Park, Chelsea, Upper West Side, Herald Square and West Village – some neighborhoods I enjoyed more than others but I will never forget the little nor big moments in each spot. New York has formed me. Trained me. Beat me down. Built me up. Taught me to work harder, smarter and never give up. Taught me how to do business, how and when to ask for what I want, when to say no. Taught me to always be honest, not care what anyone thinks, and to not get upset about what they say. New York taught me that I control my life and am responsible for where I am; taught me life lessons you simply cannot learn in Southern California. I owe it to New York for giving me an ambitious attitude to balance my California happy-go-lucky disposition. I wouldn’t change any move I’ve ever made – it all made me who I am today and I am forever grateful for each person I have crossed paths with, the memories we’ve shared and the things we’ve accomplished. Together.

Thank you New York. Forever fam.

That all being said, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite quotes about New York whether you live here or not because I feel that everyone who has been here will always have a special place in their heart for NYC. xx

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” 

Tom Wolfe

“I think New York is a good place to write in general because it’s a grid. It’s organized. You know where you are on the map. That centers you, and your imagination is perhaps freer to roam.” 

Alex Turner

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“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do.” 

Walter Kirn

“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” 

Mark Twain

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“Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.” 

Angela Carter

“One’s life and passion may be elsewhere, but New York is where you prove if what you think in theory makes sense in life.” 

Miuccia Prada

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“When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie.” 

Ryan Adams

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” 

Simone de Beauvoir

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“London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.”

Dorothy Parker

“New York is made up of millions of different people, and they all come here looking for something”

Lindsey Kelk

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