Fall is my favorite season in Manhattan!! A magical time to be in the city ❤️ We once visited at Thanksgiving time but it was too cold and the weather during a late spring and an early summer vacation was too rainy and unpredictable. Fall there is usually perfect!

But, a visit this year seems to be out of the question. We recently adopted two 10-year-old dogs who are still adjusting to being uprooted from the only home they ever knew. And, my two options for house /pet sitters are not available. Not willing to break in a new sitter under the circumstances. We have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs so a sitter for that many pets is hard to find, especially when the dogs have to be walked separately (one by himself and then the other two) no less than 4 times a day! Someone has to live here to accomplish all that needs to be done.

But, thanks for your lovely offer — maybe next year! We would definitely enjoy meeting you. My husband used to live across the river in Jersey and spent a lot of time in Manhattan. His son lives in Chelsea and he has a daughter in West Orange, Jersey and she works for an international company with an office on Columbus Circle. We stay with her when we visit and take the train to Manhattan every morning, returning to her place in the evening.

Are you originally from NYC? My husband is from Argentina. He immigrated in 1969.

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