Hi I always been a fan of nyc. It been a fantasy of mines. all these great quotes about the city. like the greatest city in the world etc. but once I start learning more about ny houses, I got disappointed. they're very expensive for small spaces. It seems like impossible to live there financially.everything is expensive. you have to have good money to have a nice apartment. I was wondering how do you make it in ny. and is it as bad as people make it to be or is it asgood as people make it to be
Yes very true tiny spaces for high prices. However It is not impossible to live in NYC, just takes a few changes in your life style. If you are used to living in a huge home where your bedroom is as big as my whole apartment, you will have a hard time adjusting but it is not impossible… takes some time to adjust to smaller places.
Also you might be used to going to a supermarket twice a month buying a lot of food and stuff for your home. Here you will have to make a grocery trip more often because there is no space to store stuff. And at the same time you will spend more for less groceries.
it will be just smart living buy what you really need and have what you really need to have. On the other hand you will not need a car.
Of course you need a lot of money to have a nice apartment in the city but also you need a lot of money to have a nice apartment in your city, i don’t care what city it is you need decent money to buy a nice place. it is equally the same thing. You need to adjusted to what you have. I am sure you can do better where you are living right now but you are adjusted to what you already have.
I will have to agree with all the quotes about NYC don’t be disappointed, money is not what makes NYC the greatest city in the world. it is what we as individuals make of it everyday.
How do you make it?
The same way you are making it in your city. I promise you that!
Is it bad?
I don’t see how NY is bad at all. Never felt so safe and happy in a city.
Is it good?
as good as you wanted it to be
Any city can be good or bad anyone can feel sad or happy
NYC it is what you make of it, it is up to you to decide how do you what NYC to look like today.
My name’s Alisha Siraj, i’m 14 years old and I live in New Zealand.
I’m a big fan of your blog and I know you’re busy but if you could take the time to read this email it would be so amazing!
Firstly, I absolutely love your photography and your blog, I show my friends your pictures all the time and it’s even more special to me because I love New York so much!
For my Personal Project at school I am actually writing a small book about New York for people my age and its secret identity that makes it what it is today.
So I was wondering if by any chance you could reply saying what you love about New York and why it’s so special to you? (especially as a photographer), and if you’d give me permission to put your response in my little book?
Take your time, I know you’re really busy!
Thank you so much! You made me really happy after I read this. I really appreciate your message very much. I really like your project and I would love to see it when you are done.
I hope it is not too late. I was really busy during NYFW. You asked me a really hard question mostly because it’s hard to explain with words.
What I love about NYC and why is it special?
The reason why I am saying is hard to explain for me, it is because I can tell you why easier with photos. But NYC has everything you need and don’t need everything you want and don’t want. I have been very lucky to visit several other cities around the world and I have never experienced neither felt the same way as I feel here in NY.
This city is very unique. It’s a passion something you slowly fall in love with and can’t get enough. The ugly becomes pretty the pretty becomes beautiful just like your perfect match. It’s a secret affair with city almost like having a relationship, you love it and you hate it and always wonder why you stick around. No other explanation but perfect chemistry making you feel amazing and proud.
Everything and everybody lives in perfect harmony the old with the new the poor with the rich.
As a photographer:
I love the opportunities that brings me to capture beautiful moments. This city has a huge amount of places to explore hidden ones are the best. Hope this helps
Thank you very much again!