I really do think that most of the reason for why I love living in New York City is the fact that I am able to take breaks from the concrete jungle and venture to Long Island, where the sound of waves crashing on sandy shores and view of colorful skies are in abundance. Waking up before the sun and strolling the stretches of flat beaches along the south shore as the skies change from dark hues of blue to the brightest of reds, pinks, and yellows, are moments I consider to be absolute treats.