We Asked Parents What They Miss Most About Pre-Corona NYC
All of the reasons we love NYC are temporarily on hold. Here's what some parents miss most.
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“I miss jumping into my car and quickly running to a store or to do an errand—it involved no thought, no fear, no lines, and no mask. I miss seeing my friends and going out to dinner. I miss getting massages and going to the library. I miss playing tennis and going to my weekly yoga class. I miss hugging my parents. I miss waving to my kids as the bus pulls away in the morning and hugging them when they return in the afternoon—filled with stories from their day. But I am so grateful to have a roof over my head, food in my fridge, and that we are all healthy right now. Nothing else matters.”
—Stacey Gish Wallenstein, @themintchipmama, Long Island
“The thing I miss so much about non-quarantine life is my daily interactions with friends, neighbors, and colleagues. I also miss the hustle and bustle of the NYC streets. We’ve barely gone outside, but the quiet and desolate streets make me so sad!”
—Brianne Manz, strollerinthecity.com; @strollerinthecity, Manhattan