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New York was one of the hardest things for me to give up. Even at its worst, like when it’s hot and smelly in August, or under other generally shitty conditions, New York still has an almost unshakable gravitational pull. Toward the end of my time there, it sometimes felt like an addiction.

The Rumpus Interview With Sari Botton, in which the Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me” writer talks about Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, a new collection of essays she edited. (via therumpus)

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I wasn’t having much fun, but I was afraid to leave, to let go. If I hadn’t been kicked out—if the mold and soot from our landlord’s unsound landmark-ing renovations hadn’t left me with asthmatic bronchitis; if the expensive year in housing court hadn’t soured me on a too-rapidly-gentrifying city—I might never have left.

(via therumpus)

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