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Leave Me Behind! Save Yourselves: A Native New Yorker's Guide to Surviving the Holiday Crowds

John Skylar | Posted 03.01.2014 | New York
John Skylar

During the time between Christmas and New Year's, even the strongest among us want to get out of the city and run for the hills. I do not blame you, my comrades, but for those of you who can't manage that, not all hope is lost.

Washington, D.C. Is Truly America's Paris

Rachel Ryan | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC
Rachel Ryan

"What's the point of a reverse commute?" I asked. "You're paying sky-high rent to live in New York, only to leave every day and spend an hour commuting to work outside The City."

Why I Left

Steven Amsterdam | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York
Steven Amsterdam

"Can't you just stay in New York and complain about it like the rest of us?" a friend asked. No, townies like me don't get this many excuses to flee. I had to go.

Miracle on 14th St.

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Stanton Peele

People really do help out -- certainly in a small community environment, which the West Village is within the larger city. Or maybe emergencies bring out the best in people. Or maybe New Yorkers have hearts of gold.

You Know You're a New Yorker When...

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Just about everyone will tell you it takes X amount of time to truly become a New Yorker. There are a few sayings or occurrences I have found draw each and everyone of us closer to becoming the true New Yorker we are really meant to be.

More Reasons to Leave New York: The Knicks, Girls, and I

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 05.10.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

New York isn't suited for those who quietly hope someone notices what they have to offer. And it isn't kind to those who patiently wait their turn.

(More) Reasons to Leave New York

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 06.27.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

To thrive in New York is to embrace uncertainty, enjoy ridiculousness, revel in treachery and find exhilaration every second of every day.