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Adjusting but I love New York!!!


I am finally in New York. I have been here for three weeks now. I kinda feel like Eva or was it Zsa Zsa Gabor from Green Acres. Except I am from a small city and moved to an even bigger city.


I must admit that when I came here it was definitely a shock to my system. I had never seen so many people. And such diversity that it was mind blowing. There is always something to do here. Unlike back home where you pretty much had to entertain yourself. I immediately knew I was going to love this place.


There are some things that I don't like as well. The people here always seem to be in a hurry as if they're in a race to see who can get to the finish line first. And you will get pushed or shoved if you are in their way without even saying "Excuse Me".  Simply put, they're rude and lack manners. My bf included but I have been working on him. I am sure he reverts back to being just as rude when I am not around.


Before anyone leaves me rude comments, let me just say this is what I have come across so far. I am sure there are friendly, polite New Yorkers out there. I just haven't come across them yet. Despite their rudeness, I have learned that New Yorkers can also be quite entertaining especially on the subways. I have been seranaded a few times already.


But compared to where I use to live in Pennsylvania, New York is like being on another planet. Things are just so different here including the services HIV people can get. Back home it is so limited and only one place that helps positive people. But with their funding being cut, there is only so much that place can do. In New York, it's like places go out of their way to help.


In closing, I have definitely weighed the pros and the cons of living here in New York. Yeah, the people may be a little rude but I can adjust to that. All in all, I feel that I made the right decision in moving here. Not just because of my bf but because of the opportunities that are available to me here. I don't feel like I am just going through the motions anymore. I feel like I have been injected with life, if that makes sense. I guess what I am saying is that since being here, I feel more alive. No wonder people love this place. I have taken a small bite out of the Big Apple and I want more!




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Comments on Michelle Kenney's blog entry "Adjusting but I love New York!!!"

There are tons of great New Yorkers with manners. However, if you are talking about rush hour 1) most of the people bumping you may be from NJ and CT AND 2) deal with it; that's the price we pay for living in a commuter city.

And have you notice that you see the same people at the same place at the same time every day and they wont even acknolodge your existence. No good morning, no hi, or even a smile. I love the city but there's no denying it's very impersonal. Then again, this is one of the prices we pay for living here.

Oh my, Kizzy. Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed or what? The thread is called Adusting but I love NY? And I have encountered rush hour and that was not what I was basing my opinions on. But Goddess bless you anyways.

Yes, I have noticed that. It kind of irks me that people can be that way. But I refuse to have the "when in Rome do as the Romans do" attitude you know. I think being polite and an act of kindness can go a long way.

I'm glad you're adjusting to New York. I've never lived there, but I did drive tractor-trailer to make deliveries there many times. It was always a nightmare for me getting in and out of the city. Heavy traffic, narrow streets, low bridges, tight loading docks, shady characters climbing onto your running boards, heavy padlock on your trailer doors...oh the joys of

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