Why I Love New York in 25 Words

August 20, 2019

Reasons to love NYC I wit & whimsy

The other week I was riding on the subway and I saw ads being run by the Mayor’s office profiling a variety of New Yorkers sharing why they love New York in 25 words. No more, no less. It was fun to see what stuck out to people and immediately had me thinking of what I might select for my 25 words.

Why I Love New York in 25 Words I wit & whimsy

Why I Love New York in 25 Words I wit & whimsy

Why I Love New York in 25 Words I wit & whimsy

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central park NYC fountain I wit & whimsy

Reasons to love NYC I wit & whimsy

Why I Love New York in 25 Words

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Why I Love New York in 25 Words

If you’ve ever lived in New York you know that it is hard to put into words why you love it here and what’s kept you here despite all the challenges that living here brings. I’ve penned my love to New York on this very blog many times (here, here and here) and after nearly nine years, I’ll admit that the following 25 words I selected were rather easy to compile. There really is so much to love about this crazy, eclectic, energetic, evolving, beautiful city and I hope I never tire of exploring more reasons to love The Big Apple. It felt only appropriate to share photos today shot in the number one reason I love New York.

Central Park

Empire State Building


West Village


Brooklyn Bridge

Food Scene




Brooklyn Heights




Fifth Avenue



So now it is your turn…If you had one word to share about why you love NYC – what would your word be? I can’t wait to see your guys’ answers!

Saloni Dress (wearing an 8; in black & red polka dot on sale here) // Chanel Shoes (look alikes for less here) // The Daily Edited Bag // Sole Society Hat // Parasol

p.s. the lessons I’ve learned after eight years in NYC and a brief history of my time in NYC.

[Jacqueline Clair Photography]

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  1. Christina says:

    This is such a fun exercise!! I’m writing my own…thanks for sharing. And these photos are gorgeous 🙂

  2. Libby says:

    If this is the Central Park shoot that you woke up at the crack of dawn for, it was worth it because these photos are freaking GORGEOUS!! I live in Jersey, but frequent the city often, and just love it so much. The word I would choose would be enigma. There is so much I have yet to discover in this big glorious city, and you never quite now what you are going to find or stumble upon! I really hope to live in the city one day because I have been longing for that experience since I was 7, and paid my first visit! 🙂

    xx Libby

  3. Kate Scott says:

    These photos are BEYOND! So gorgeous…

  4. Shannon says:

    That top photo gave me all the Hello Dolly feels.

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