Ever since my husband and I relocated to Manhattan and moved into Gotham West many of my friends at work have commented on my good mood. And it’s true, I am feeling good pretty much every day because living here has changed our quality of life. I am not only talking about our great apartment or the amazing amenities. It’s living in Manhattan and being in an awesome location that really put a smile on my face.

I love Broadway shows. Being only 2 blocks away from Times Square has allowed us to see a new show every couple of weeks, which is just great! The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Chicago, Macbeth, Of Mice and Men. I never thought my roster of Broadway shows would grow this fast. That would never have happened had we stayed in New Jersey.

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I also love dining out. What’s the point of living in NYC if you don’t venture into your neighborhood restaurants? Hell’s Kitchen offers a wide variety of culinary experiences, from Thai and Mexican cuisine, to all American food and traditional diners. Stonekelley, the Ardesia Wine Bar and the Ember Room are three of my favorites.

Gotham West is also steps away from the Hudson River, which has allowed us to spend so much more time outdoors. Some of my friends love Central Park, but for me Hudson River Park is the best. There’s free kayaking and a bike path that goes on for miles. Plus, plenty of grassy areas to lay down, get some sun and relax.

Six month ago Manhattan was a daily commute, now it’s our back yard. How awesome is that!