Things I've Learnt in New York...Part 2

Today we've been living in New York City for seven months! So I figured - hey, that like totally makes me a New Yorker now, right? - and thus I came up with 10 more things I've learnt in New York, or as it's better known: Things I've Learnt in New York...Part 2 (you can find part 1 here).


11. Remember: dates are a little bit back to front.
It's important to remember that the month comes before the day here, otherwise that hummus you bought thinking it was good until April 3rd, is actually only good until March 4th (and you'll be stuck with a tub of mouldy hummus - trust me)!

12. Also, all temperatures are in fahrenheit.
People will not have a clue what you're talking about when you say it's 20°C outside, because in America it's 70°F outside (hint: take the °C, times it by 2 and add 30. Yeah, I don't know why either).

13. Springtime in NYC is summit else!
It's warmer out, but not too hot, and the trees are full of blossom! *heart eyes all over the place*

14. Dough doughnuts are the greatest doughnuts in the world.
I don't know why this is no. 14 and wasn't no. 1 because seriously, they are like cat nip for humans!

15. New York has everything!
You want a shop that sells a variety of rice pudding flavours but nothing else? NYC has got it!

16. Go to Trader Joe's for tulips.
I read an article when I first got to NYC that you should never buy tulips from Trader Joe's because they don't last very long. Well, I beg to differ - my Trader Joe's tulips are doing pretty well, thank you very much! No but seriously, they are only $5 a bunch and they are beautiful (because they are tulips).

17. There are so. many. house sparrows!
Fun fact: 100 house sparrows were brought over to Brooklyn from Europe in the 1800s and released in Green-Wood Cemetery to help get rid of inchworms, and what d'ya know, they thrived! So despite being the most popular bird in NYC, these little guys aren't actually natives!

18. You'll do a lot of walking in the city.
Like, a lot a lot. But just think of all those calories you're burning ready for that naughty burger later!

19. You'll see some really weird pet + owner set-ups.
The other day I walked past a lady who had a dog's head sticking out of the middle of her buttoned up coat (the dog was alive, it was in a papoose for dogs under her coat...). I have also seen a guy with A CAT inside his coat on the subway. And, another guy with a cat SITTING ON HIS HEAD!! Yeah you heard right: A. Cat. Sitting. On. His. Head.

20. NYC dogs are so much friendlier than London dogs (sorry, London).
It's true. Dogs in London just seem to be so much snobbier than dogs in New York. If you smile or say hello to a dog here, they instantly wanna be your BFF and I am totally cool with that!

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