What About NYC Are You Most Thankful For? We Ask 10 New Yorkers

Posted On Thu, November 27, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, November 27, 2014 By In Features, holidays, opinion, People, Social Media

That’s the question that we’ve been asking 6sqft’s friends and Twitter followers leading up to Thanksgiving. It’s easy to get pulled into the NYC complaining vortex (The 6 train is delayed again?! You’re raising my rent how much?!), but the reality is that we live in the greatest city in the entire world, and there’s plenty here to be thankful for, whether it’s something as small as seeing a cute dog on the street or as large as visiting famous museums.

@6sqft No matter where you’re from, you can find a community of friends that feel like home.
— Jamie Wiebe (@jamiewiebe) Web Editor @ELLEdecor @HouseBeautiful @VerandaMag

@6sqft most certainly the constant energy here, keeps me motivated!
— Brandon Cohen (@BrandonLCohen) NYC Real Estate with the @Corcoran_Group


Central Park

Central park; It’s such an amazing escape from the craziness of NYC, and running in the park is my favorite thing to do. Also, all of the dogs I meet on the street every day.
Katherine Rumbaugh, Outside Sales Associate at The Rug Company

Within this huge, hard, impersonal city there is so much community & kindness. #openyourheart#openyoureyes#openyourmind@6sqft#gratitude
— Christine Chen (@christinechen_) Yogini. Healthy Chef. Explorer. Author Happy-Go-Yoga @GrandCentralPub #fitfluential Ambassador/Fmr @Athleta Athlete/ @LiveYourVie On Instagram ChristineChenYoga


Bob EstremeraPhoto via Bob Esteamera

I’m thankful to New York City for continuing to be the mecca for the most interesting and diverse people on earth.
Bob Estremera, Portrait and Documentary Photographer

@6sqft A robust #masstransit system, intact neighborhoods, and constant improvement
— Majora Carter (@majoracarter) Urban Revitalization Strategist, Peabody Award winning broadcaster, MacArthur genius Fellow President, MCG

People’s willingness to oppose powerful interests; the New York Times and freedom of the press; and Parades.
Penelope Bareau, Board Member at the Historic Districts Council and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

@6sqft We are most thankful for the Christmas lights that are going to be putting up! #excited
— Turett Collaborative (@TurettCollab) Multi-disciplinary Architecture Firm in Downtown Manhattan


the met museum, metropolitan museum of art, steps of the met museum

@6sqft the best in arts & culture, theater, Met Museum, the best furniture stores and firms have dependances
— Sarah Fatima Parsons (@sarahfparsons) Halstead broker

I’m thankful for those moments that surprise you, like the intimate tranquility of the viewing garden at the Frick Collection. In a city defined by bricks and mortar, it’s an unexpected and tranquil respite. And right now, I’m thankful for the people coming together to save it.
Cristiana Peña


What about NYC makes YOU thankful? Let us know in the comments.

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