My Favorite Park Is the Eccentric Heartbeat of New York

No Matter the Weather, Washington Square Is Always Warm and Full of People

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When I was younger, growing up in Silverlake, I always wanted to move to New York City. It’s not that I didn’t love Los Angeles, but I was eager for change, to experience the beauty of the shifting colors of trees in the fall. I dreamed of wandering around the romantic streets of the West Village, and picnicking in Central Park.

The first time I visited New York was during spring break of my junior year of high school, while touring colleges with my mom. I spent hours walking around, from …

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