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New York On Instagram Vs. New York In Real Life

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On Instagram.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY!

In real life.

:-/
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:-/

On Instagram.

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What a beautiful day for a leisurely walk!

In real life.

We're trapped. We're all trapped.
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We're trapped. We're all trapped.

On Instagram.

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A world of whimsy! Life is a Beyoncé video!

In real life.

Where... where am I?
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Where... where am I?

On Instagram

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Nature. Serenity.

In real life.

Wildlife?
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Wildlife?

On Instagram.

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The cool night's breeze running through your hair!

In real life.

Battle zone.
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Battle zone.

On Instagram.

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

In real life.

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

On Instagram

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

In real life.

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

On Instagram.

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The history! The views!

In real life.

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.
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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.

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All soft light, weathered wood, and gallery walls.

In real life.

Oh you wanted a door? And space to stand?
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Oh you wanted a door? And space to stand?

On Instagram.

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What, is everyone here a MODEL?

In real life.

Sir, tell us who you're wearing.
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Sir, tell us who you're wearing.

On Instagram.

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~ winter wonderland ~

In real life.

Help.
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Help.

The trees :(
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The trees :(

On Instagram.

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What a party!

In real life.

Hey, little buddy.
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Hey, little buddy.

On Instagram.

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Gettin' ready for the workday!

In real life.

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

On Instagram.

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

In real life.

Almost as cramped and sweaty as the subway.
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Almost as cramped and sweaty as the subway.

On Instagram.

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

In real life.

The literal garbage.
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The literal garbage.

On Instagram.

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Eight million possible soulmates.

In real life.

:(

In real life.

¯\_(シ)_/¯
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¯\_(シ)_/¯

On Instagram.

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Making it rain down Madison Avenue.

In real life.

That smell will come out.
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That smell will come out.

On Instagram.

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Yoga in the park!

In real life.

Daily fifth-floor walk-up.
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Daily fifth-floor walk-up.

On Instagram.

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

In real life.

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

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