This is a photo of the Washington Square Hotel, which is located on Waverly Place in the Greenwich Village near New York University (NYU). I stayed at this hotel when I came to New York City for my first job interview right out of graduate school. The company I was interviewing with flew me up here (from Louisiana) and put me up at this hotel for the weekend before my Monday interview because the airfare was cheaper with a Saturday night layover.
I got that job and moved to New York City in August 1998. This means that I have been in New York City for almost 9 years. So am I considered a New Yorker? According to Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the City, anyone who has been in New York City for 5 years is a New Yorker. So I guess I am.
Tell me about your first job after you finished school.