What’s Your Story?


Woman waiting the metro on manhattan subway station

Everyone has a story about why they moved to NYC, and most of them are fascinating. Ask anyone who lives here and you’re likely to find out what makes them who they are.

Did you move to fulfill you’re dream? To make money? To live in the world’s greatest city? There’s more quotes about moving here because the city is so many different things for so many different people.

I could hear the ‘why did I move here’ stories all day, and was passed a good one the other day from Jen Glantz at the Huffington Post. Check it out.


Two years ago, I turned my entire life upside down in the very same way you would the items in your dresser drawer before deciding to sort through and gently refold them. Except instead of restoring order, I took a handful of the warmest things I owned and shoved them into a suitcase before boarding a plane to NYC — on my own.

I had never met my new roommate or seen the apartment where I’d unpack my jumbled belongings. I snagged an entry-level job in Midtown in an industry I knew nothing about and had more fingers on my right hand than I did friends in this strange place. I had never seen (or really cared to see) snow before; even when I was a little girl, I dreamed of my Barbies and I forever living in a place where we could toss on our matching bikinis at any given time of the year.

Read on…