In June, the Apparently family will be moving from New York City, where we've lived for nearly eleven years, to Boston. Two out of three of us have lived in Boston before; in fact, Mr. Apparently and I met in the Hub of the Universe. And he has been spending much of this past year there, even renting a little pied-a-terre in the South End to make commuting easier. But Apparently Jr. and myself still have both feet firmly planted in Gotham, and we've started to play a little game called Things I Will Miss and Things I Will Not Miss. We will keep track of the more salient points here. Junior's are in quotation marks.
Things I Will Miss About NYC
- The view from tall buildings
- The subway
- Walking up the west river road on Roosevelt Island and playing frisbee before school
- The Waffle Truck
- Ramen. And more ramen.
- Sunnyside Gardens Park
- Maker Faire
- "You can't get a Sunnyside Roll in Boston."
- "The Met. The museum, not the grocery store. Well, sometimes the grocery store."
Things I Will Not Miss about NYC
- "That part of the sidewalk near The Butcher Block that's always covered in trash."
- Presents from dogs on the sidewalks
- The smell of the city in August
- Trying to leave Roosevelt Island on public transportation at 3pm
- People who stand in the subway doors...while wearing backpacks
- "People talking about un-nice things" on the subway.
- "That loud noise our refrigerator door makes" when the power cycles off.
...more to come...