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Those who have left the Big Apple behind look back lovingly at all that.

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You Can’t Go Home Again

Family tragedy brings a newly minted Texan back to New York, where he finds a city moving on without him, even as it stays the same.

You Say Bagel, I Say Croissant

A would-be Parisian abandons New York for the glories of Europe. But when visa troubles foil her plans, she finds the distance between the continents significantly smaller than...

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Love of the Irish

The Invisible Commuter

A Chicago man reflects on his high school commute into Manhattan and discovers, a decade-and-a-half later, just how much those train trips meant to him.

Deserting the Empire

An incurable case of wanderlust takes a born-and-bred Brooklynite from Wisconsin to California to Scandinavia. Along the way, she learns the world isn’t quite sure what to do...