101 Things to Love About NYC


A few weeks ago, my friend Jayne, a quintessential NYC girl, moved to the Big D (Dallas for the uninitiated). Before she moved, she tweeted a number of “things she’d miss about NY.” As we enter the final days of the year and the lists of 2011 proliferate, I decided to list some things that I love about NY. In no particular order….101 things to love about the Big Apple….the list follows the slideshow! 

1. The High Line

2. The Marriage Equality Law

3. Magnolia Bakery

4. ABT and NYCB

5. Spring in Central Park

6. Celebs

7. Ferry Ride to NJ

8. Street Food Vendors

9. Metropolitan Museum

10. Helpful NYPD Officers

11. NY Public Library

12. Fifth Avenue Window Displays

13. “Art”

14. Bastille Day

15. Carriage Rides in Central Park

16. Cheap Umbrellas on Rainy Days

17. Street Musicians

18. Window Boxes

19. New Yorker cartoons

20. Terminal 8, JFK Airport

21. ‘Signs” from the Universe

22. NY Skyline at Night

23. Ethnic Neighborhoods

24. Long Island Sound

25. Lunar New Year celebrations

26. Proposals of Marriage in the Park

27. Financier Pastries

28. Grand Central Terminal

29. Public Art Installations

30. Radio City Music Hall

31. Empire State Building

32. Chrysler Building

33. Views of Rainbows from my Highrise

34. Sequeway Driver on Park Avenue

35. Two Little Red Hens Bakery

36. Statue of Liberty

37. Little Italy

38. Cute Kids

39. Subway Musicians

40. Tartan Day Parade

41. Times Square

42. UN

43. Yale Club

44. NY Finest

45. Artists in the Park

46. Washington Square Park

47. Cheap Flowers at the Bodega

48. Church at WTC Site

49. Dog Walkers

50. Chocolate Stores

51. Easter in the City

52. Ethnic Clothes

53. Taxi Cabs

54. Rockefeller Center Ice Rink

55. Dahlia Flower Store

56. Lincoln Center

57. Pedicabs

58. A.R.T.

59. Staten Island Ferry

60. More Cute Kids

61. Street Fairs

62. Bergdorf Goodmans

63. Candle 79 Vegetarian Restaurant

64. Enthusiastic Tourists

65. Fleet Week

66. Crepes on Wheels

67. Blizzards

68. Mermaid Parade

69. St. Patrick’s at Lunch

70. Christmas Decorations

71. US Open

72. Jersey Shore

73. Bryant Park

74. Presidential Visits

75. LOVE Everywhere

76. Outdoor dining

77. Kate’s Paperie

78. Alvin Ailey Dance Company

79. Community Gardens

80. City University of New York

81. Fashion Week

82. Pedestrian Mall

83. Easter Parade

84. NY Trapeze Schools

85. Vineyards on the North Fork

86. Circle Tours

87. Central Park Zoo

88. Bemmelman’s Bar at the Carlyse

89. People of Faith

90. Tai Chi in the Park

91. Christmas Trees on the Street

92. Octoberfest

93. NYC Marathon

94. Jewish Holidays

95. Charity Walks

96. 2nd Avenue Subways (in 10 years!)

97. Sushi

98. Roosevelt Island Tram

99. Gramercy Park Hotel

100. Yankees

101. Hudson River

About the Author

Life-Cycle Celebrant Sarah Ritchie respects all faiths. She has received diplomas from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, USA, where she now serves as a faculty member. Sarah wants to lead the way in creating a ceremony that reflects you, your love, and all the things that you hold most dear in the world. She lives in New York City, but brings along a hospitality that she attributes to her home, Oklahoma. In addition to this work that she adores, she devotes herself to a variety of charities on issues relating to education, children, health, and the arts.

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