I moved to New York in 2003 and things were a lot different. Living here took a lot more work, but it wasn’t all bad. These are some of my memories… Feel free to comment with yours.
-Remember when cab drivers only took cash?
-Remember when there was only ONE Shake Shack and eating there was an accomplishment?
-Remember when it was hard to listen to music on the subway?
-Remember when white headphones became a status symbol?
-Remember when those signs didn’t exist and you never knew when a train was going to come?
-Remember when you had to write down the address of the place you were going on a piece of paper?
-Remember when there were stores that only sold music?
-Remember Virgin Megastore?
-Remember when the Time Warner Center didn’t exist?
-Remember when it cost $1.50 to get on the subway?
-Remember when apartments in Brooklyn were affordable?
-Remember when you could rent a movie?
-Remember life before Target?
-Remember when you had to carry actual books around?
-Remember when you also had to carry a phone, an mp3 player, and a camera? (If you were lucky enough to have all these things)
-Remember when there were TWO rock radio stations. (I’ll never get over that now there are none.)
This is great. It was SO different when we moved here!!
I bet I wouldn’t even recognize Myrtle Ave anymore 🙂