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What was your first impression of NYC when you came.

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What was your first impression of NYC when you came.

Restarting this old thread....that magically disappeared. I think this may help a lot of first timers on what to expect..

What was your first impression when you came to NYC. How different was it from what you had expected ?

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Well I just have to ad more, seeing there is an opportunity.

Why is it that I came home from my 12 night trip on 22nd Nov 2013 and I still read the forum daily.

Oh yes I have tried to give up, but I cant I just have to read the questions and answers and look for trip reports because New York has taken a big part of my heart. It is an amazing city with the friendliest and most helpful people with a fantastic subway that is so easy to use.There is just so much to see and do and not enough hours in the day and when I read everybody else's trip reports I realise there is so much I missed .

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Ok given i can ill post again lol

I loved i had two marriage proposals in two different shops from sales advisors and may i add the most friendliest, kindest, awesome sales advisors ever .

This is two more than I've ever had and this was due to the fact in nyc i felt so liberated and comfortable for the first time ever in my own skin, i was able to relax and be happy. I danced and laughed in the stores with the staff something i would never do back home although often wanted to haha

in nyc its just so easy to be yourself as there is so many people from every walk of life being themselves too.

I walked into stores and felt overwhelmingly happy. Not because i could shop or the merchandise on show but because EVERYONE Was so truly wonderful, fun, happy, warm, welcoming, friendly beautiful people.

I can't wait 5 months and ill be back, being me dancing and all lol xxx

Ps idrinkwater thank you so much for your messages, sorry mine are coming through blank. Rather odd. Anyway I've looked into,the links and they sound fab. Thank you soooo much., its really appreciated. You are a star xx

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My first impression of NYC was that the city had an energy I had never experienced in any other city, and I lived in Toronto, which is a big city. It felt so alive and energized all the time, and everywhere we went. Yes, it was big, and noisy...but the energy was what first struck me. Every time I return I am reminded of that first time. The energy is still there.

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Pamela B, I do that too! LOL!

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48. Re: What was your first impression of NYC when you came.

I guess we noticed that people dressed up more in New York more than we were expecting.

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Arrived winter of '96 - first impression? Love hate.

My NYC friends who were on vacation couldn't make it back to show me around. It forced me to explore, and when the weather got seriously bad, food was my best companion. And what? Clear the snow/ice off the steps myself? Lol. First love, Greenwich Village, bagels, pizza, locals, and friends' uni friends who came by to check that the 'Arzie' hadn't starved to death.

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I remember seeing the Manhattan skyline for the first time, coming in on a taxi from JFK. The feeling was overwhelming- something made me just want to take the whole city and stuff it into my heart, all the better to keep it safe. Even now, coming back to NYC feels a bit like coming home, and I get weepy every time I have to leave.