Thursday, June 12, 2008

"Things I Love" Thursdays - My New Hell's Kitchen Address

I love that Natasha and I can see the sign for Radio City Music Hall from our front stoop ... that Times Square is just around the corner, but you don't know it's there unless you walk to Broadway ... that within a three-block radius of our front door there are Afghan, American, Caribbean, Chinese, Cuban, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and Thai restaurants (and Restaurant Row is just a few blocks away) ... that we're within a short distance of a post office, grocery stores, drug stores, salons, barber shops and cleaners (although we discovered that we do have a washer and dryer in the basement) ... that I am a 15-minute walk from work, which takes me east through the Theater District, passed Rockefeller Center, south through the Diamond District and ends at Bryant Park.

There are already things I miss about Harlem, but the landscape and the dynamic of the city have transformed since I moved to Hell’s Kitchen. I no longer spend the majority of my personal and professional commutes below ground. It’s a new Manhattan that I will get to know all over again, and I love that just by moving a few miles to another neighborhood, you can meet an entirely different New York.

"Things I Love" Thursdays are inspired by "I Love New York" (BNY, February 14, 2007).


LuLu said...

I know this a random comment/question to this post but I'm moving to NYC next Feb and was interested in what temp service you used. There are so many to choose from. Any input would be very helpful! Thanks!!

X!ne said...

That is one of the best things about NYC. It never gets boring because you can constantly explore and just live your life and you can always find something new/different/interesting. Neighborhoods are like worlds unto themselves. I lived there 20 years but my summer last year in Harlem was almost like moving to a new City. Glad I got to meet you up there. Hope I get to see you in your new 'hood during my visit back.

KJS said...

TN Girl, I highly recommend Forrest Solutions to everyone:

Natasha, Ditto on everything!

x!ne, I will see you in my new 'hood and anywhere else we want to drink when you get here!

LuLu said...

Thank you for the response! BTW I love your blog. It's a fun prospective on NYC!! Congrats on your success!

Veronica said...

And this is why I've secretly loved lurking at your blog for so long. I love visiting New York as often as I can and I live vicariously through the people that get to live there full-time.