RAISING A FAMILY IN NEW YORK CITY

Ice from Befaremo “The Lemon Ice King of Corona.”
As a teenager, I thought before I started my family I would move away from NYC. I thought that I would move to the mid-west or upstate somewhere. Now that I have been a NYC mother for ten years, now I cannot see raising my children any place else. How foolish of me to think living elsewhere would be better. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions about where to raise the kiddies, but NYC is where my family stays.
 
These are my reasons why I HEART raising my kids in the Big Apple:
 
1- Culture: Everywhere you turn there is culture. From the graffiti morals in the BX to classic art at the MET.  You can’t walk a mile without walking into culture. If museums aren’t your thing, you can grab your culture through food. You can visit many different countries without getting on an airplane.
 
One of my favorite cultural stops is the Queens Museum of Art in Corona, Queens. When I took my kids to this museum, I didn’t know what to expect. Yes, I visited their website to get a feel of the place, but we were all shocked when we walked into the room that holds “The Panorama” of the City of New York. Amazing is the only word I can use to describe the mini New York City built by Robert Moses for the 1964 world.
 
Once you are done at QMA, you must walk over to Befaremo “The Lemon Ice King of Corona.” They service-up over 3 dozen flavors of the best Italian.
2- Diversity: NYC is still a melting pot of the people of the world. This is the only city I know that every thing is translated into every language. If it is not translated in your language, we’ll find someone to do it.
 



3- Ease of access: I am 30 years old and a non-driver. Who needs the expense and headache of a car in NYC? You can walk nearly everywhere, which is great for your health. Even with the cuts made by the MTA, you can get around in no time using mass transit. Only in NYC can you rely on public transportation to take you there (where even there may be).
 
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Author:Miss Metropolitan Junkie

Raised in the Bronx; spending the majority of my days in the Midtown section of Manhattan, I have a fabulous addiction to life in New York City. I'm a lifestyle writer and social blogger. I enjoy traveling and photographing foods, landscapes, and people in their natural element. I also enjoy attending parades and street festivals in New York City; capturing the spirit and positive energy on video and in photographs. I style people's lives by offering them tips on fashion, food & wine, dining & entertaining, arts & culture, and more!

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One Comment on “RAISING A FAMILY IN NEW YORK CITY”

  1. February 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM #

    >That's my hubby's hand holding those yummy ices.

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