I left New York because I wanted off street parking and NYC was no place to raise a golden retriever. It’s been exile ever since.
I live in Washington DC. in a New York frame of mind.
I have off street parking but I don’t like to drive. I can’t have a golden retriever because they’re not allowed in the building. I can’t vote except in local and Presidential elections. Washington DC has no Senators.We have a Congresswoman, but she’s not permitted to vote on the floor.
I love my neighborhood. I love my apartment, which has two walk-in closets, gets plenty of light, and is rent-controlled. A New Yorker’s wet-dream of an apartment. No New York girl gives up a rent-controlled apartment in a good neighborhood without a court order.
“Voting is overrated. It only encourages them,” says Scarlett, my fashion consultant.