My first impression of the city was probably from the Cosby Show which was set in Brooklyn.
I always loved that movie. My favorite part is when someone steals Miss Piggy's purse in Central Park and Gregory Hines loans her his roller skates.
A book I read in fourth grade left such an impression on me. It took place in the MET and I always hoped to go there one day and see all the places from the book.
I have reread this book several times which is very unusual for me. It is still one of my favorites.
What's really weird is that I changed my favorite Baby-Sitter's Club character from Claudia to Stacey because she was from New York. Maybe I've just always felt this subconcious connection the city. Maybe that is why I was confident in applying to NYU before I even set foot in the city.
As I got older, there was Friends, Seinfeld. TRL, this book I read but cannot remember the title of. But what really opened my eyes to what my future could be was Felicity. I never contemplated moving to the city till then. NYU was on my list of schools to apply to because of its reputation as a liberal campus and it had other qualities I was looking for in a college. It was number five or six on my list but I had no clue, until Felicity, that it was smack dab in the middle of the city. I didn't really understand what the city was. So I thank God for Felicity.
That show totally changed my life for the better and I don't care if it was a stupid reason to go some place. I had legitimate reasons too and it all worked out in the end.
When I was growing up watching tv and reading books that took place in NYC I had no idea what I was missing. Now as I wait in exile, I watch all these movies and read all these books that take place in the city and I feel so jealous of everyone who gets to live there, while I sit here cold and alone. Wow that was depressing. My bad.