New York On Instagram Vs. New York In Real Life

♫ Concrete bunghole where dreams are made up, there’s nothing you caaan do. ♫

On Instagram.

BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY!

In real life.

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:-/

On Instagram.

What a beautiful day for a leisurely walk!

In real life.

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We’re trapped. We’re all trapped.

On Instagram.

A world of whimsy! Life is a Beyoncé video!

In real life.

Where… where am I?

On Instagram

Nature. Serenity.

In real life.

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Wildlife?

On Instagram.

The cool night’s breeze running through your hair!

In real life.

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Battle zone.

On Instagram.

The question is WHICH picturesque sidewalk café will you visit??

In real life.

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One mushy croissant to eat in the elevator ride to your office, coming right up.

On Instagram

Ahh, yes, nothing like some latte art to start the day.

In real life.

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Keys, check. Phone, check. MetroCard, here somewhere, one sec— ah, and there goes the coffee.

On Instagram.

The history! The views!

In real life.

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Walk, walk, stop for the person taking a selfie in front of you. Walk, stop while a family buys novelty shirts. Almost start to walk again, stop.

On Instagram.

All soft light, weathered wood, and gallery walls.

In real life.

Oh you wanted a door? And space to stand?

On Instagram.

What, is everyone here a MODEL?

In real life.

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Sir, tell us who you’re wearing.

On Instagram.

~ winter wonderland ~

In real life.

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Help.

On Instagram.

The tree!

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The trees :(

On Instagram.

What a party!

In real life.

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Hey, little buddy.

On Instagram.

Gettin’ ready for the workday!

In real life.

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MOVE IN! THERE’S CLEARLY FIVE INCHES OF SPACE OVER THERE!

On Instagram.

The city that never sleeps, where the drinks are as beautiful as the people!

In real life.

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Almost as cramped and sweaty as the subway.

On Instagram.

The shimmering reflection of the sun on the water, the passing boats, the joggers, the LIFE!

In real life.

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The literal garbage.

On Instagram.

Eight million possible soulmates.

On Instagram.

<3 <3 <3

In real life.

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¯\_(シ)_/¯

On Instagram.

Making it rain down Madison Avenue.

In real life.

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That smell will come out.

On Instagram.

Yoga in the park!

In real life.

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Daily fifth-floor walk-up.

On Instagram.

The bustle of life, buildings that fade into the horizon…

In real life.

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Yeah, no, it’s all still pretty wonderful in real life too.

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