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18 photos that prove New York is just an adorable small town

Will Gleason

Many people think of NYC as a bustling metropolis full of indifference, anonymity and whatever vapors are wafting off the Gowanus Canal. That is false. (Except the vapors part.) New York is basically just a charming small town, and the following photos prove our point.

1. You could live on this street.


Alsace or Upper West? #PomanderWalk

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2. Or this one.

3. Pedal one of these vintage bicycles to work.

4. Spend a leisurely afternoon on this bridge.

5. Or at this local flea market.


Build now. #bkflea

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6. Visit the local chapel.

7. Or hit up the farmer's market.


какую взять?!) #nycfarmersmarket #unionsquaregreenmarket

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8. There are charming small businesses.


Pumpkin scones, twinkle lights and my two best girls! Happy Friday :) #alicesteacup #friends

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9. The local bars have tons of history.


#bestfriends #mcsorleys #snow #brunch #turtle

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10. And the cobblestone streets look very quaint at night.


Downtown Nights. #stonestreet #financialdistrict #nyc

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11. There's Ditmas Park.

12. And this gingerbread house straight out of a fairy tale.

13. You can always swing by the local florist. 


#eastvillageflorist #gem #oldschoolnewyork

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14. Or your favorite coffee shop.


brekua #thebeannyc #nuevayork #aquiestamos #desayuno #newyork

A photo posted by Maisa (@maisakle) on

15. Or neighborhood bookstore.

16. Or this gorgeous cemetery.


#mcny #marblecemetery #eastvillage #nyc #openhouseny #halloween

A photo posted by Cayte Grieve (@caytegrieve) on

17. You could even decorate your house like this next December.


#dykerheights #holidaydecorations

A photo posted by dantheman550 (@dantheman550) on

18. But, obviously, only after building one of these first.


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