When You Were New To NYC Vs. Now
NO. SLEEP. TILL I GET HOME TO MY APARTMENT!
Before: when someone invited you to a late-night party that involved three subway transfers.
Before: taking the subway home from everything to save money.
Now: If it's after midnight, it's CAB O'CLOCK.
Before: when someone invited you to Brother Jimmy's.
Before: You tried to cook a few nights a week.
Before: being APPALLED at your friend's crazy OkCupid stories.
Now: Nothing about dating in NYC shocks you.
Before: caring a lot about going to bars that are "cool."
Now: caring a lot about going to bars that are within two blocks of your apartment.
Before: being patient and nice on the subway!
Before: trying really hard to not eat at chain restaurants. This is NEW YORK!
Before: You cringed at that weird thing that just happened on the street.
Now: You barely even notice it's happening.
Before: being OUTRAGED about $12 cocktails.
Now: "Ooooh, not that bad. For Manhattan."
Before: You got sad every time you had to leave the city for the weekend.
Before: putting in effort to look OK if you have to run to the bodega. Or work.
Before: spending your off days seeing all the cool New York museums and landmarks.
Then and now: But yeah, it's still pretty cool living in the greatest city in the world.
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