Hi! My name’s Emma.   ↓ (That’s me)


I was born and raised in New York City. I’ve lived here (basically) all my life. I get various reactions when people hear that I grew up in the heart of Manhattan, so it seems like something that would be interesting to write about.

This blog won’t actually be entirely about me. I’ll have to give you some background on my life as that certainly informs my experience of this great city, but the primary subject of this blog will be NYC.

Let me tell you a little bit about what this blog WILL contain:

A truthful account of my experiences living in New York City, including things I love about it, hate about it, and things I suggest others should try while they’re in it.

Let me tell you what this blog won’t contain:
  • A perfectly unbiased view of NYC and all it has to offer
  • A perfectly well-rounded view of NYC and all it has to offer

All that to say, I’m not an expert on the topic of the Big Apple. Often times tourists know more about the history of New York than I do. But I have experienced this city in a way many have not. I grew up with Central Park as my literal backyard, a diner as my mom’s go-to breakfast, lunch and dinner spot, and the Broadway theater community as my “village that raised me”. So, if that interests you, keep reading!

I’ll have to start with a (hopefully) brief history of the New Yorker in question. Stay tuned!