Jackson Heights neighborhood

It was a gorgeous morning outside so we took a little longer on our walk than normal, and stopped at the coffee shop down the street. Sal grabbed us a couple of morning beverages and a danish to split, and we sat down on a bench outside the shop.

What happened next is a great example of why I love this neighborhood.

A woman came out of the store and sat down on the bench next to us, and remarked that our dogs were pretty. We struck up a conversation, first about the beautiful weather, then about our plans for the afternoon, and finally about Broadway shows and auditions and such.

Eventually we decided to go — the dogs still hadn’t actually had their breakfast — and ambled on home. We walked past a couple outside our apartment who were loading some furniture into a vehicle, and they said hello and asked our how day was.

After going upstairs to our apartment, I exchanged text messages with a neighbor and confirmed our plans to check out a neighborhood barbecue place for dinner together this evening.

Have I mentioned that I love my neighborhood?! Sure, I’ve had the occasional disappointing encounter, but certainly far fewer than the pleasant surprises. When I pictured living in New York City, it was never with this sort of neighborhoody feel… I had worried that I left all that behind when I moved out of Charlotte.

Don’t worry, M Street neighbors, you’re still on the Neighbor All-Stars list and I miss you dearly. But if I have to live away from you all, I’m glad it’s in a place like this.

4 Responses to Jackson Heights neighborhood

  1. Micki says:

    Not to mention a fantastic rooftop view!!

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