SEA to NYC: Relocation Reflections Part II

Previously I elaborated on my relocation to New York from my hometown Seattle, and addressed the various challenges I faced during that process. Today I am going to share the key differences I have observed since my move. Seattle and New York City have a few traits in common. Both are known for being politically liberal and having a high cost of living. However, the Big Apple and Emerald City diverge in several ways.

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SEA to NYC: Relocation Reflections Part I

When I arrived, there was a quietness to the city I had never seen before. On the few occasions I ventured out with my fiancé, it was unsettling to see the City That Never Sleeps devoid of its regular buzz and vitality. The empty streets of Harlem felt alien, remote, and cold. This image was undoubtedly not what I envisioned when I initially decided to relocate.

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