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The Grit

NYC | Sunny

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You grew up in Queens New York, went to high school in Guayaquil Ecuador and have visited Miami enough to called it your 2nd home.  Frank Sinatra sang about leaving his heart in San Francisco, which city has your heart? 

"I left my heart in New York City. I was born in Queens, New York from a family that came a great distance to make a future for my brother and me. New York City was good to my family it gave my parents a sense of stability. They always had employment and place to rest their head. If you live in NYC you move like a gypsy, but it’s all good because you lived in the city. I grew up in a few neighborhoods and each one had it's own flair. That's what I love about NYC. You will never get bored, there is always something happening. Even drinking coffee and people watching is entertaining. I’m a big beach lover and yes NYC has beaches. Coney Island, Rockaway Beach and so many others just a train ride away. My best memories of Coney Island was the first time I rode a wooden Roller Coaster with my Dad. At Jones Beach we had to walk for what felt like miles from the parking lot to the shoreline, but it was worth it. I met my true love on the F train what more can you ask for. New York City loves to party hard, welcomes all and is resilient. I get excited everytime I go back and it’s even better as a tourist because I have all the time in the world to walk the streets. So, the answer to your question is “She is my heart I love New York City"   Lyrics by Lenny Kravitz one of my all time favorite singers".