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Welcome to New York (T-Swift inspired)

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Jefferson chapter.

Have you ever had a dream that you’ve fantasized about since you were a little girl? I think it’s safe to say that we all have. For me, that dream has always been to go to New York City and one day live there. It all started with A Cinderella Story staring Hilary Duff. In case anyone needs a refresher, the character Sam wants to go to Princeton, “Where the princes go”. Little did I know that Princeton isn’t actually in New York, but for whatever reason it stuck with me, and since then I have had my eye on the city that never sleeps. My obsession only increased with the TV show Glee. All Rachel Berry wanted was to make it in New York and for that reason I connected with the fictional character.

When the opportunity came to visit New York City I couldn’t resist. So on October 1, 2016 yours truly fulfilled her lifelong dream and ventured to New York City. The day started with a two hour Megabus ride to 27th street and 7th ave.  

Let me just say this, New York is insane. As soon as we stepped off the bus a women came and shoved a bracelet on my roommate’s arm and demanded money. My roommate was stuck trying to escape from the women while the woman continued to demand money from her. Later, while walking down a sidewalk, a woman jumped out at me and my friends and started screaming at us in gibberish as we walked away as fast as we could. Next, while waiting for our walking light to change, we saw a bicyclist try and squeeze in between a taxi and cement block. As the bicyclist tried to go, so did the car, making the cyclist crash into the cement block. And if that isn’t enough, everyone one in New York loves their horns and walking out in the middle of the street even while the signal is clearly a red-hand and cars are driving through the intersection is a common occurrence!

All that aside, New York City is hands-down one of the greatest places I have ever been to. Times Square was the first on my list of places I had to go. And you know what? It was more than I can imagine. I’m almost at a loss of how to describe it…Almost. Walking straight towards Times Square is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. All the skyscrapers, billboards, lights, people, everything that is Time Square left me in awe. I’m still in awe.


Next, we hauled our butts over to Central Park. Central Park is the place I’ve always dreamed of having an apartment overlooking. It’s the perfect place to stroll and relax. I can picture myself with my family one day having picnics on Sundays. The environment of Central Park is so calming and wonderful. Everyone’s bicycling, taking carriage rides, and taking in the scenery that is Central Park.


From Central Park, we headed towards Rockefeller Center. As we strolled through the city I was in awe of all the skyscrapers and all the hustle that is a NYC life. My favorite part once we got to Rockefeller Center was all the flags from different countries surrounding the perimeter.

In the end, New York City was everything I could have imagined and more. It’s the one thing, I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little girl. And now it’s time for this HC girl to cross NYC off my bucket list and figure out my next dream!

I am a senior Textile Materials Technoloy major from good ol' Pollock Pines, CA. I love water skiing, dancing, and mom blogs!!!!!!!