I've been in New York for about eight months now, and am surprised by how much I love the city. Scott arrived a few months after I did, and together we've been exploring it as much as possible.
Scott and I found that Central Park is similar to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco (minus the snow and seasonal beauty). And from what I understand by skimming the Golden Gate Park Wikipedia page, that was the plan. (Semi-interesting side note; it also says that the plans for GGP were almost replaced with ones for a racetrack, an idea favored by Leland Stanford.)
We're currently living in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The view from our bedroom resembles Rear Window, and I've definitely received strange looks from neighbors when I stand on the rickety fire escape, photographing the funny birds that live in the trees between our homes.
And one shot of beautiful Grand Central Station:
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