“Autumn in New York: Why does it seem so inviting?” The answers to the question in that old song are pretty obvious to me. I absolutely love fall, from the slight chill in the air to the flavors of cider and doughnuts (and yes, sometimes a pumpkin latte or two). New York City is a great place to live year-round, but this is definitely my favorite season. Here are some fun reasons why “it’s good to live it again.”
Living in New York City, it can be easy to take for granted everything that’s right here in our backyard. People in other places would surely kill for the opportunities we have to see and experience so many things without even needing a car, and yet; how often have you found yourself lying around the house, feeling bored and restless? Worse, how many times have you heard your kids whine, “There’s nothing to do”? When this happens, pack up the kids and head outside: There’s a world of adventures to be had right in your backyard when you live in New York City, and here are some ideas to get you started.
When I first moved to New York City, I looked forward to living near all of the landmarks I’d seen on TV growing up. I could go visit the Statue of Liberty! And Central Park! And the Empire State Building! I was so excited, and I must’ve looked like such a tourist in those first few months, traipsing around the city gawking at the famous places that were now practically in my backyard. But the longer I lived here, the more I realized that some of the coolest places are the ones that aren’t on TV. There’s a lot more to the Big Apple once you look closer, and here are a few of my favorite lesser-known spots that are more appreciated by the locals than tourists: