This car represents our lifestyle in Manhattan:
Greg and I are grateful for the digs in Scarsdale during our renovation, but we are suffering through an acute case of Suburban Homesick Blues. Here are the top 10 things we miss about New York City living.
#1 Our friends. We're out in exile here. We might as well have moved to Kansas.
#2 Walking to work. We used to feel so carbon neutral.
#3 Reasonably priced groceries. Okay. We know, groceries in Manhattan are out of control as compared to the rest of the country...but Westchester County is worse!
#4 Cultural events. Not that we are great participators, but the option is always there when you live in New York City.
#5 Street life. New restaurants have come and gone, and we have missed it all.
#6 Public transportation. Metro North is great, but it doesn't run 24/7, ya know?
#7 The mail chute that's next to our elevator. We don't even know how to mail from our apartment here. And the mailman doesn't even know we exist. Our mailman in NYC knows every member of our family, maiden names, and last two addresses.
#8 Pizza. Totonno's Yonkers doesn't make the cut.
#9 Dinner. We don't go to dinner out anymore--and with the price of groceries, it's not that much more expensive.
#10 Our neighbors. Yes, they may be New Yorkers, and ignore us 99% of the time, but we miss 'em just the same.
This car represents our lifestyle in suburbia: