13 Things Sex And The City Got Right About Life In New York City

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“There is a time of year in New York when, even before the first leaf falls, you can feel the seasons click. The air is crisp, the summer is gone. And for the first night in a long time, you need a blanket on your bed.”

When Carrie Bradshaw said this in season 4 of Sex and the City, she was basically speaking a universal New York truth. She, along with the rest of the show, was not right about everything. In fact, they got a lot wrong — and this disconnect has been written about extensively. So, yes, let it be said again that writing a monthly column can’t support New York City rents (especially with an apartment that size), life is not a nonstop social hour filled with cosmopolitans and brand-new Manolo Blahnik heels, and it’s not that absurdly easy to find a date every single night.

But Sex and the City wasn’t completely filled with unattainable fantasies — and it actually got way more than the above quote right. Ahead, we’ve compiled 13 truths Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda taught us about life in New York City.