As an actress, writer, and full-time regional manager at a start-up that I love, I'm often torn geographically between the two. But even on a personal level, I just can't choose one!
Boston is beautiful and bright and green and outdoorsy (for a city) in the spring in the summer. It's capable of charming any curmudgeon in the fall, with its New England autumn turning the world into a magical pre-holiday wonderland.
NYC is always bustling with life and opportunity. When I live in NYC, it's not at all uncommon to have an audition in the morning, work after, a photoshoot in the late afternoon, some more work, and then an elegant dinner out at night. NYC never stops and it's go-go-go with all the excitement and new experiences that any ambitious twenty-something could desire!
The two, together, are my current definition of the perfect home. However, splitting my time between the two isn't entirely ideal, despite its many benefits.
Both cities are really expensive and rent is no joke. I can't keep two apartments, so moving to NYC for a couple months at a time means I need to find a subtenant for my apartment in Boston and sublease a place in NYC.
I've done this, in one direction or another (more often living in NYC and subleasing in Boston, of late) that I've become quite confident in my ability to make it work. Here are my tips!