What Happens to New Yorkers When They Leave?

My link to New York Elsewhere on a Good Reads a few weeks ago sparked a convo between me and a fellow misplaced-New Yorker who now finds herself living it up, as they say, in old' Cali.

If you read this blog at all, you may know that I've had trouble leaving my beloved city of New York after having moved to London last summer (side note: it's almost been a year since I've arrived here, which is cray.) I won't bore you with a list of the things that I slowly...noticed...don't...exist in London that do in New York in the same way that I won't bore you with a list of the lovely things in London that NY just doesn't have.

All of that being said, for anyone leaving New York there is no better advice I can give aside from this: don't try to find New York in other places because it doesn't exist. 

This being said, there are neighborhoods with similarities and it's weird/fun to try to find and point them out. So without further ado, here's our list of New York 'hoods in LDN.

Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square: Times Square

Farringdon/Clerkenwell: Tribeca

Angel: Murray Hill

Marylebone/Fitzrovia: West Village

Notting Hill: Greenwich Village

Camden: East Village

Brick Lane: Little Italy

Oxford Circus: Broadway SoHo

Old Bond Street: West Broadway SoHo

Soho Square: Tompkins Square Park

Primrose Hill: Park Slope

Shoreditch: Lower East Side

So, all you ex-New Yorkers, what say you? Does our list measure up?

Robin Reetz

I’m an expat currently living between London and North Carolina. I'm the Home & Living Editor at Clementine Daily, handle partnerships and more at DesignGood, and create content for folks like Teen Vogue. Also, I love independent designers. Find out more about me here: http://secondfloorflat.com/about-me/