New York, New York

New York City has a bunch of nicknames. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. The City of Skycrapers. The World’s Biggest Urban Playground. But to me, New York will always be the city “where my sister is living.” Unless she moves. Until then, I’ll probably be making a yearly trip up north, like I did over July 4th weekend.

Here are a few of the places I went to and in my opinion, the most AWESOME ones.

By Chloe

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The food here was SO GOOD. I would have never guessed in a million years that it’s all vegan. Right now, I see myself eating an abundant supply of animal products for the rest of my life, but if I ever go vegan, I will probably eat at By Chloe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And all the snack meals in between.

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My sister and I shared the taco bowl salad and blueberry pancakes. The pancakes were delicious, but the salad. THE SALAD. It was AMAZING. I definitely want to go again. Also, the one I went to had a bathroom. Which is always nice. And be prepared for the restaurant to be packed.


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This store is a minimalist’s dream. (Jonathan, you would LOVE Muji.) I went straight for the pens and notebook section, but there’s also clothes and home stuff. While I was restraining myself from buying a ton of unnecessary stuff, my dad was relaxing on the bean bags and talking it up with the guy (who was an orthodontist) sitting next to him.

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I ended up getting a dark blue clicky pen, a set of six black pens, a planner, and a notebook. The notebook is gridded, and the planner is dateless with a simple weekly layout. I plan on using it for school.

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One of the best things- wait no, maybe THE best thing about New York is how many independent bookstores it has, including Greenlight. I hung out in there besides a big teddy bear on the floor for around a hour, alternating between Rollergirl, The Best American Sports Writing, and Lies My Teacher Told Me. I only boughy The Best American Sports Writing, but I plan on reading the other two too. By the way, Greenlight doesn’t just have a great selection of books. It also has a bathroom. LET’S GO.

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Are you
a) the person who has never been to New York but wants to
b) the person who has never been to New York and has absolutely no interest in going
c) the person who has gone and is in love
d) the person who has gone and is not in love
e) the person who lives in New York
f) or the person who doesn’t care and thinks this question is super weird?





25 thoughts on “New York, New York”

  1. Probably somewhere between ‘c’ and ‘d’. (What letter would that be?) I have been to New York, once, and I definitely want to go back, but I wouldn’t say I am in love. There is just so much to do there! While I was there I was mostly focused on the existence of Broadway, but I was also in awe of the bookstore in the library. It sounds like there are a lot of bookstores (including Greenlight) that I must visit someday. And food. I will always say yes to food.
    Great post!

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    1. Haha, it wouldn’t exist because CDs are so ancient. That’s what I’m like too! I’m going to be returning to New York in the future, but I don’t think I’ll ever love the city. I KNOW RIGHT. I wish there were as many independent bookstores where I lived. Thank you!

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  2. I’m type a). I haven’t even been to the United States. Never! Bum not a shopping or artsy, urbane type of girl, but I definitely would love to visit NYC!
    By the way, I love Muji too! Did you know it’s a Japan based franchise? 😊

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    1. Haha, I would never describe myself with any of those qualities either, but I think New York has something for everybody. YES, I did!! Is Muji popular in Japan?

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      1. Yes! Muko is really big in Japan. It’s simplistic, utilitarian designs match whatever purpose, we massive stores in big cities like Tokyo!

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          1. How big is the one in NYC?
            How many floors does it have? Tokyo one has at least 5 floors?! I no longer remember… but it was pretty big.

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            1. WHAT. The one in NYC is only one floor, and it’s not a big floor either. I’m just imagining how large the stationery section in Tokyo must be!!

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