home for the holidays! fortunately for me, home also encompasses that great city of new york. with frequent excursions to escape the tedium of suburbia and to catch rounds of friends both residents and visitors alike, i’ve come to greater appreciate the urban triumph that is new york city.
sure i found myself overcome with that somewhat impatient east coast mentality when i was there, anxiously tapping my foot as the subway approaches and muttering at the teeming crowds of tourists blocking my way. but it was nice being in a city where the discussions no longer have to center around critical mass. for all the good and the bad that comes with new york, it personifies the tenants of urban living that i love the most – walkability, diversity, and that rather indescribable sense of urban vibrancy.