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I got more than expected or hoped for...
13 May 2009
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I found this place quite by chance and was "nervous" about staying in a hostel because I had my young daughter with me. Saw the ad online---along with a few pictures---and figured I would "take a chance". What great luck!! The pictures and description (in my opinion) don't really do Gramercy Place justice. It was soooo much nicer than I expected!!! Our first night there, we were invited to join the residents on our floor for a family-style italian dinner cooked by our hallmates. What a welcome!! And my daughter has benefited greatly from meeting so many people from places that she's only read about (Israel, Spain, Colombia). My favorite moment: watching my 10 year old tutoring and helping a student from Spain with her English. Priceless. I had a particularly special event happen while I was there. I celebrated a very BIG :-) birthday. I was treated to an evening of food, cake and wine prepared and purchased by some of the staff and residents of Gramercy Place. I smile everytime I think about it. What a great night! I have a newfound love for this area. Koreatown is yummy---full of diverse and satisfying food choices. I have made friends and built relationships that are life-long and I know it's only because we came here to stay. Thank you!!! :grin:

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