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If You Live In New York City, Tell Us A Downside To Living There That Most People Wouldn't Usually Recognize

Living in New York City can't be as perfect as TikTok makes it look, right?

Speaking as someone who doesn't live in New York but visits all the time, it looks like such a great state to live in. The atmosphere, the bright lights, and the food are just some reasons I would love to live there one day.

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But each state obviously has its downsides that you wouldn't notice unless you're a resident, even the ones that look as amazing as New York City.

Audrey Hepburn saying "Oh, I love New York" in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"
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So, as an outsider looking in, I want to know what are some not-so-great things about living in "the city that never sleeps"?

Maybe the biggest downside to living in New York City, in your opinion, is the amount of traffic — and how it's ridiculously crowded even when traveling by subway.

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Or maybe the overpriced studio apartments are truly the biggest disadvantage to living in the Big Apple because while they may look cute on social media, they're not at all worth the money.

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Perhaps you thought that living in a city that has a wide range of weather was a dream come true, but living in NYC, you soon realized that the brutally hot summers and ice-cold winters weren't all they were cracked up to be.

People at the beach in New York during the summer and a person crossing the street during a blizzard during the winter
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Or the biggest downside in your eyes is just how noisy everything is all the time, and you didn't realize it until going out of state and noticing how silent the world can get.

New York busy and loud streets
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Whatever it is, please enlighten us! Tell us a true downside to living in New York City that many people wouldn't think of. The best responses will be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.