When I lived in New York City, I did a lot of hanging out at Battery Park. I would fill a bag with a blanket, water, and magazines, jump on the subway and just people watch and veg all afternoon. Sometimes, I would stop in this little convenient store on the first floor of a highrise office building and pick up a green tea mochi on my way home as I began my trek up to the east village. It was during this time in NY that I learned to enjoy being alone with my own company. I think that's important. In fact, in the book, Turning 30: 30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know, the seventh thing a woman should know is, how to live alone, even if you don't like to. I agree with this and got it in just in the nick of time at the ripe old age of 29. I have Manhattan to thank for that and a little area known as Battery Park City on the Hudson.
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