Can you believe Sex and the City has been away from our screens for over 12 years? (Not including the questionable movie and its sequel). Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) was the spirit animal for many a New Yorker but with her gone from the TV schedules, Secret NYC recalls some of her more poignant musings about New York City.
1. In New York, you’re always looking for a job, apartment or a boyfriend.
2. Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York in search of the two “L”s: Labels & Love.
3. When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.
4. Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… This is known as Fashion Week…
5. Carrie: New York Magazine says Brooklyn is the new Manhattan.
Miranda: Yes, but whoever wrote that lives in Brooklyn.
6. Men in their forties are like The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle. Tricky, complicated, and you’re never really sure you’ve got the right answer.
7. One of the best things about living in a city like New York is leaving it. My friend, Patience and her husband invited me out to the Hamptons for the weekend. Patience and Peter were the perfect married couple. They were fun, smart, and they looked like they fell out of a J. Crew catalogue. If their house wasn’t right on the beach, I would’ve hated them.
8. That’s another reason I love New York. Just like that, it can go from bad to cute.
9. The most powerful woman in New York is not Tina Brown, or Diane Sawyer, or even Rosie O’Donnell. It’s the hostess at Balzac, which had overnight become the only restaurant that mattered.
10. If Louis was right, and you only get one great love, New York may just be mine. And I can’t have nobody talking shit about my boyfriend
11. So maybe it won’t look like you thought it would in high school, but it’s important to remember that love is possible. Anything is possible. This is New York.
12. New York City is all about sex. People getting it, people trying to get it, people who can’t get it. No wonder the city never sleeps. It’s too busy trying to get laid.
13. I miss New York. Take me home.
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