If you've never lived in—or even been to—New York City before, you probably have a lot of misconceptions about what it's really like, and the truth is, it's often not the way it's portrayed in movies. Living here comes with a lot of important lessons, so we asked real New York residents what surprised them the most about moving to the Big Apple. If you do live in New York, you'll probably find all of these incredibly relatable—as a New York City transplant myself, I can personally confirm all of these. Especially the part about shoes (and for the record, there aren't enough bodega cats in my neighborhood, either).
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/real-new-yorkers-share-what-surprised-them-most-about-moving-to-nyc-242716