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30 Best Lessons NYC Has Taught Us In 2021

Justine Golata Justine Golata

30 Best Lessons NYC Has Taught Us In 2021

With every passing year we collect all of these little lessons we hope to take into the new year, and when you live in New York it seems like there’s a never ending learning curve. This city throws unimaginable things at you, both good and bad. But, through it all NYers always know how to come back stronger.

So we asked you, “What’s the best lesson NYC has taught you this year?”  From funny answers to honest ones, here are some of our favorites:

1. “No matter where you come from there will always be a place for you here.”

2. To Keep On Keepin On!

3. “Bing Bong !”

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4. “Have fun and explore”

5. “There’s no better place to be”

6. New York can’t stop, won’t stop.✊🏻

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7. “Resilience and tenacity.”

8. “The train car is empty for a reason”

9. “It will always be New York or nowhere”

10. “Staying out till 4am is really hard 😂 NYC got the best of me !”

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11. “Nothing will ever break the spirit of the people of NYC”

12. “Life continues”

13. “There is no place like it!”

14. “I’m enough”

15. “Be adventurous, be courages, be kind, be grateful…embrace old and new things that come into our life”

16. “Hustle”

17. “If not now then when 😉”

18. “It’s not too late to be spontaneous.”

19. “No one really knows what they’re doing.”

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20. “WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES”

21. “Self worth and self love”

22. “Not to be afraid of your dreams!! They do come true, thank you New York!!! 🙌”

23. “That New York City has everything and the energy is unbeatable 💚.”

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24. “Life is short. Buy them shoes”

25. “That there’s NO place like NYC.”

26. “Be ready for anything!”

27. “People can always surprise you”

28. “Never rely on the MTA being on time”

29. “Always have your heart wide open.”

30. “That New York bounces back like no other place in the world 👊”

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