Living in The Great New York City as a Teenager

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For many people across the USA and around the world, New York City is one of the most intriguing and interesting places that a person visits or wants to visits within their lifetime. However, there are about 8 million people, myself included, that are able to call this place their home. And while many people are distraught by the insanity of the city, once you become use to it, it is a wonderful place to live.


Unfortunately for me, I am not really able to give a fair representation of what it is like to move from somewhere to New York City. The reason being is because I have never lived anywhere else in my life. I was born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, one of the 5 boroughs that the city has. However, I will say that one of the most beneficial things about living in NYC is that everything gets done very quickly. In the suburbs, many people have to drive anywhere to do something. If they want to get some food or go to the gym, they have to get in their car and drive for 10-20 minutes to get to the place they need to go to. However in NYC, everything that I need is in a 5-10 minute walk from my front door. Also, another thing that is very beneficial to the city is the Subway. Many, many New Yorkers use the subway to get to and from work everyday. It is so much easier to use the Subway than a car because when you use a subway, you do not have to worry about things like other drivers, where to find a parking space, etc. Also, the Subway generally stops very close to your destination making your commute a lot easier.


I generally think that living in the city is one of the greatest opportunities that I will have in life. I am very appreciative for the opportunities that it has given me and although it may be daunting to some, it is an amazing place to live.

Also, check out this video about NYC.


About the author


Dylan Sweeney is currently a student at the Trevor Day School in New York City

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