Monday, February 4, 2013

new year, new place

Wow, 2013 took off like a rocket - no turning back!  I started the year out in a new place, literally!  I moved to a new apartment.  I am still in NYC, but moved from Brooklyn to upper Manhattan.  Although it was just moving to a different part of the city, it felt like moving to another state!  What an adventure.  I have a nice spacious new apartment with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and lots of sunlight!  Sunlight is worth it's weight in gold in NYC!  So many apartments are dark and dingy little caves.  Not this one.  I actually try to block out the sun because there is so much of it early in the morning.  I have a corner bedroom with windows facing east and south.  It's not the most spectacular view in the world from my 3rd floor room, but at least being on the corner, I am not looking right into someone else's window...or at an alley where the trash is collected.  There are much worse views than mine.

In a new neighborhood, it takes a while to figure everything out.  Like which grocery store is the best, which restaurants to go to, where the post office is, etc.  I use different subways than I did before and approach everything from a completely different angle.  The upper west side is my new "hang out" and most everything I need is located there, including my job.  The best part is that my commute has been cut in half from what it was in Brooklyn. Most of the movie "You've Got Mail" took place on the upper west side.  I haven't watched that movie since I moved to New York.  It's fun to watch NY things now that I really know the city, so I should probably watch it soon.  If only Netflix streaming would get with the program.

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline, 1935


HELEN said...

I still can't bridge the gap....

Alma Lee said...

Great update! You must watch You've Got Mail again- it is my all time fave you know!