What I Miss About Living in Manhattan

My husband and I recently made the big move – Manhattan to Queens. It might only be seven miles away, but it feels like a world apart.

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I’m being overdramatic for sure. Our dear friends Roxy and Alan of Society Social just recently moved from NYC to North Carolina. Meanwhile, we’re in a different borough and there are days that I find myself missing Manhattan (even though it’s a quick 30-minute subway ride away). As close as that is, it doesn’t even compare to being 10 minutes away from Flatiron, Union Square, the East Village and of course my favorite area – Gramercy Park (where we took these photos a few months ago).

Proximity is everything – to restaurants, bars, coffee shops and of course our friends. But honestly, that’s the only thing I miss. So I’d say it’s a pretty fair trade off to have more space and a home to call our own.

It’s been five months since we bought our new apartment and moved to Queens. We’re still exploring our neighborhood (a bit hard to do since we’re always traveling!). Thankfully we’ve established our go-to Thai restaurant just around the corner from our place and last weekend, we stumbled upon the cutest, most delicious local coffee shop.

If you’ve moved recently, then you know your old neighborhood (love it or hate it) will always have a special place in your heart. And at our age, we spend some of our most formative years in a certain area. But with a new chapter comes new things to learn and love and I’m excited to fall in love with our new neighborhood.

Have you moved recently? How did you cope with letting go of your old apartment or old neighborhood? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I totally relate everything! I’m in Chicago and moved from the West Loop area to a neighborhood no one has heard of…. while I love our space and it’s a beautiful apartment it’s an adjustment! Our new neighborhood doesn’t have as much as our old one but we are slowly figuring it out and finding other spots close by that work out! It takes time for everything, hope you are settling in and good luck!

    xo, Sarah

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