Christmas In New York City: Expectations VS Reality

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Christmas is NYC can be incredible. Snow in Central Park, rum-spiked hot apple cider and spiced whiskey in a peaceful Christmas market, strolling along the South Street Seaport or Fifth Ave doing a bit of casual shopping… Oh no, wait, something isn’t right here? Here are 6 expectations everyone has of NYC at Christmas and their (slightly depressing) realities…

1. Christmas Shopping on 5th Avenue

Expectation:

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2. Dinner in the East Village

Expectation:

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3. Snow

Expectation:

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4. Decorating your apartment

Expectations:

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5. Ice Skating

Expectation:

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6. Christmas Markets

Expectation:

Love the holidays! #winterishere #hohoho #nycchristmasmarket

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Featured image source [flickr Donnie Ray Jones] & [flickr | katherine of chicago]

Rob Grams

Rob Grams

Rob is a New York obsessed super-geek. When he's not in front of a computer writing for SecretNYC, he's on his cellphone trying to avoid eye-contact with the world in general.

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