I have had the privilege of assisting my daughter as she seeks an apartment, a lifestyle, a home, in New York City. It is a daunting, overwhelming task. We have not found the place she will call home yet, but wherever it is I am pleased to say she will be surrounded by many supportive, kind people. From the moment we have arrived in this amazing city, we have been greeted with people who will stop and listen, and then who respond with information, advice, and a “it’s no bother at all” attitude. Several examples:
- Checking in at our hotel, Cheryl at the main desk spent five minutes talking to us about apartment hunting and then told us to stop by on our way out and she’d have a list of neighborhoods to visit.
- At Zona Rosa in East Williamsburg, right off the L, the waitress spoke with us about moving from Georgia to enjoy NYC. The restaurant, food, and outdoor rooftop restaurant was a delight; the waitress even more delightful.
- At we transferred from train to train, I mistakenly asked directions to the Red line. Oops, that would be Boston terminology. I received confused expressions, until a woman on the street smiled and said, “to find those trains, take your next left and then keep walking until you get to a large office building.” Right on spot. Thank you to our unknown benefactor.
I know that not all experiences in large cities go well, but for us, we leave behind a city that we have grown to respect and love. Thanks NYC!