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18 Reasons Living In New York City Is A Goddamn Gift

"Sorry I'm late; there was a woman singing 'Halo' at 2nd Ave. and I couldn't leave."

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1. There's always a chance you might run into Alice Tan Ridley on your way to work.

Instagram: @alicetanridley

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2. Or this natural woman.

Instagram: @romyvalentina

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3. No way your bad mood is sticking around if you catch Rasheed and the Jazz Collective.

Instagram: @nycstreetmusic

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4. Ditto Lucky Chops Brass Band.

Instagram: @nycstreetmusic

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5. You know that thing where you pretend your life is a movie and the music you're listening to is the soundtrack? It's SO MUCH EASIER to do in New York.

Instagram: @meperrotta

6. Seriously. You can hear this amazing voice just, like, on a random day! Running errands!

Instagram: @ayannajoni

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7. OK, you might miss your train because Chargaux is playing.

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8. And how could you possibly walk away when Michael Young's doing his Sam Cooke?

9. But 👏 it's 👏 worth 👏 it.

Instagram: @leticiaalmeida

10. You just never know when an angel might bless your ears.

Instagram: @sarahrabs

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11. Announcements be damned — there's always something to celebrate.

Instagram: @theothermaggieg

12. At least once a week you'll encounter someone who will make you wonder, "How are you not famous yet?"

Instagram: @raragram

13. And sometimes they'll be so young it's almost infuriating.

Instagram: @celestecote

15. Or ~~romantic~~.

Instagram: @jeremiahpulse

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17. Or just so fucking hype.

18. Just make sure you drop some dollars when you see them.

Instagram: @miraageex

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