The second chapter in my New York story will be set on New York’s Upper East Side in the low 60s. After feeling like too many things in my life were up in the air and/or out of my control, I decided to settle one aspect. At least temporarily.
The luxurious new place comes with everything on my wish list: 1 clean, grownup roommate who pays bills on time and knows how to buy toilet paper and sweep the floor; an elevator, gym, garbage shoot and the cherry on the top is …. LAUNDRY IN THE BUILDING! Can you believe it? Heaven! For an added bonus, it’s still within walking distance of my office.
Although I’m eager to move into the new place, I actually am going to miss the messy boys and Hell’s Kitchen. This was my first New York home. I’ll never forget the day the cab driver dropped me and my suitcases in front of the Chatsworth and I hit the button for 6A. I think all my friends and family were collectively holding their breath that the guys I found on Craigslist weren’t going to murder me or steal my stuff. For the last several months, my sister and others thought I was crazy for living with “Ryan” and “The Actor.” But I enjoyed them more than I didn’t.
Here’s what I’ll miss about this place:
1.The six flights of stairs keeping my ass in fighting shape. I might have to run the stairs in the new place for good measure.
2.Carlos one block away!
3.The pizza place across the street. No, I don’t know the name of it. I never bothered to learn it. I just follow my cravings there. I saw no pizza on the new street.
4.The creative juices flowing in 6A. The new roomie is the business type.
5.Silliness from Ryan. From the time hours he spent pining for a girl to him referring to my ex as “Steak Burger” and walking around in heels, it’s been a laugh riot.
6.Quyn right next door!
8.Being walking distance to the paddleboards.
9.The Actor’s good vibes and positive energy.
10. A roommate who is always home to buzz me up when I forget my keys.