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A Love Letter to New York City

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As the Supremes say: you can’t hurry love, no you just have to wait. When we moved to New York City from Washington, DC (almost) a decade ago, I did not love it here. To me, all of the negative things that come with living in a big, crowded, dirty city outweighed the benefits. I thought we would move back after two years of graduate school. The turning point toward more of a love-hate relationship was in 2009 when Empire State of Mind came out. As silly and ridiculous as that sounds, the more I listened to that song, the more I started to love New York. These streets did start to make me feel brand new! When I started to work for the City in 2010, I learned SO much about every aspect of City life, and have since taken great pride in helping to make this place a

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