THE DOWNSIDE OF MY NYC YEARS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

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People talk a lot about the great benefits and conveniences of living in a big city. At least New Yorkers tout the glories of New York City all the time. I lived there for 40 years. When I was a young adult and young Mom, I came face to face with the decidedly inconvenient and often scary aspects of New York life.

As a young married, we spent most weekends (except in the winter) at our house in CT. This was very common. Most people we knew left the city almost every weekend. So we needed to have a car in the city. That caused serious problems. Garages were (and still are) very expensive. So for many years, we had to park our car on the street. This is not easy, to put it mildly.

There is a ritualistic parking dance that city car owners go through every week called…

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  1. The alternate side of the street parking is a big reason my husband, who works in the city, no longer brings his car there. That, and the window got broken into on halloween night and they stole nothing but his glasses. Huh–threw around a lot of stuff that was in boxes, but only stole the glasses, perhaps as a costume…good things about the city, but also bad, incluidng the poor homeless folks and this cold.

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