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19 Sacrifices You Make To Live In New York City

If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. Brought to you by the drink that's born in New York and made for everyone, Snapple.

1. No one in New York City owns a car...

2. ...and yet, the streets look like this:

3. You walk everywhere... AND SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE.

4. Many of the walking surfaces in NYC are unforgiving to formal footwear.

5. You share the sidewalks with your friendly (kind of) rodent neighbors.

6. Spacious living is a thing of the past. It's tiny apartments, all the way...

7. ...and since most apartments are walkup buildings, you'll be taking the stairs. ALL THE TIME.

8. This is the closest you'll get to a garden:

9. This is the closest you'll get to a swimming pool:

10. You won't have a dining table (let alone a dining room), so you'll eat wherever you can -- on the stoop, the subway, etc.

11. Laundry day is a chore that requires leaving the apartment...and bringing tons of quarters.

12. Dishwashers? Fuhgeddaboudit!

13. And you'll share everything with a weird roommate you find on Craigslist.

14. Your commute isn't very scenic...

15. ...and the subway's really crowded.

16. This is how you'll dress in the winter:


18. And the biggest sacrifice of all is missing your friends and family who aren't there with you.

19. No matter what, though, this is how you feel:

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