Autumn is my favorite season, and it was this time three years ago that I first moved to New York City. What an incredible change from rural Maryland and small-town south Florida! Yet despite the culture shock, despite the part of me that was (and still is) continually frustrated by the city, I was surprised by how quickly I made myself at home here.
Since then, every fall reminds me of my first autumn in New York, and as I reminisce I also try to see the city again with fresh eyes. The city shows itself to each person how they choose to see it - I love to hear stories of people's first impressions of NYC, their adjustment, what we share, and what they notice that I haven't (yet)!
Below are some links to New York stories and observations from people I know. Check them out and feel free to share yours!
Humans of New York - I wish I knew photographer Brandon Stanton. If you've never visited this website, it's the most amazing collection of photos and stories of this city's characters.