Goodbye Empire State of Mind

How time, distance, and COVID broke the magic spell of New York City.

New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of (Photos: Jayden Malady)

It might be hard to believe, maybe even sad — but it’s true: In my first 15 years living in New York City, not once did I step foot inside the Empire State Building.

I still haven’t. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to stand at the top and take in the breathtaking…