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Living in New York City this past year has been an act of love

Living in New York City this past year has been an act of love, resistance and resilience. Plainly speaking, it has been hard. Day in and day out I walked to the clinic wondering how we would get to the other side. Sadly, for many others it didn’t make sense to stay in the city and they packed up and left. Thousands upon thousands have supposedly left the city. Some have left for the suburbs, others left to other states.

For some of us who have stayed in the city, we are looking at our beloved city wondering what is next. I’m walking around the city looking at the highrises thinking of how there are still do many being built. Yet, who will occupy them?

There will be newcomers. That I do not doubt. There will be shifts in the population. I myself will be looking to see if there are decreases in the rental market prices. New York reinvents itself every so often. We will do so again and rise to the occassion. That I am sure of.

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  1. One Thing i Love About
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    Analyzing the Prospects
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  2. I have a feeling that NYC will not be the only place reinventing itself. The same applies to a whole variety of places and to a whole lot of people and businesses and institutions and on and on.

    I have been forced to reinvent myself as well, and not just by the pandemic lockdown. If I ever can motivate myself enough, I plan to write about that whole situation, which will hopefully be a cathartic experience because boy do I need at least one of those!

    I may post, though possibly not, since at this point I have no idea where I want to end up, though I expect that decision to be within my purview by the time the lockdown ends. Since even before the lockdown started, I have been on an emotional roller coaster over which I’ve had no control or foresight, so I’m looking forward to being able to be and do for myself again in what will probably be a new normal world for all of us. A double new beginning?

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