What I miss in small town life after moving to New York

I don’t miss the lack of options for food and entertainment.

A poppy seed bagel with cream cheese from Katz’s Delicatessen.

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Many restaurants in New York City can be pricey, but there are so many more to choose from, including cheaper options. In New York, we are really spoiled for choice. There is so much to see, do and eat that it can be overwhelming at times. While most restaurants are open for outdoor dining and take-out only, having so many options makes eating well during the pandemic all the easier.

When I lived in a small town, I went to the same restaurants over and over again – and none of them were half as good as the places I have been here in New York. Not to mention, when I quarantined myself in Connecticut at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, cooking was practically the only option as most local restaurants were closed completely.

Even though most of New York’s entertainment options were initially limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were still ways to get out and have fun – while wearing a mask, of course. Outdoor comedy shows, impromptu musical performances in parks and more are fun activities that are less common in the country.

Now New York is pretty much open, while there is still not much to do at home in Connecticut.

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