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Leaving New York City

Queer and Selfie Loathing in NYC (Part 2): On Leaving New York

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

To keep up appearances -- and New York is a city of appearances -- one must always compete, and sex is simply another leg to have up on the other guy. Literally and figuratively. The competitive nature of New York is what drew me here, inspiring me to better myself in the pursuit of being the best. But the best what? What am I fighting for here but the preservation of my vanity?

Queer and Selfie Loathing in NYC (Part 1): On Quitting Writing

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

This year has made me question a number of things, my love of New York among them. There was a time I thought that love would be forever unwavering. That, along with my love of writing. Love is funny that way, though. It burns and it burns, white-hot, blindingly hot, until it burns itself out. And I'm all burnt out on New York, on writing, on it all.

Why I Am Heartbroken To Leave New York At 23

Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Sara Roncero-Menendez

That's the magic of this city. There's always something to do, something to see, something to hold or taste or smell or read and every reason to be unapologetically enthusiastic about every single moment of it.

40 Reasons You Shouldn't Move To NYC

Ryan Holiday | Posted 08.10.2014 | New York
Ryan Holiday

New York as it stands today is antithetical to many of the ideals that drive people to move there.

How Long Must I Stay Before I Can Quit NYC With Dignity?

Gothamist | Posted 11.07.2013 | New York

Are you relatively new to this fine metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York at one time... except, of course, those battle-har...

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Raising a Baby in the Big City

Monica Wyche | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Monica Wyche

We want him to ice skate in Central Park, to go to the Bronx Zoo and to see a Picasso anytime he wants. We want him to go to a Bar Mitzvah and a quinceañera and eat dim sum in Chinatown. We want him to decide for himself whether he's a Mets or Yankees fan.