So far the best part about this city is the infinite number of places to explore. Traveling is by far my favorite thing to do, and it feels like I'm doing just that by getting off at a new subway stop. However, my favorite places to go are anywhere with good scuba diving and jungles. Yes, even with the incredible humid heat, and endless biting and killing things. I always enjoy a good day or weekend trip, and will absolutely be doing those since I am very unfamiliar with the east coast in general. I hear the leaves are awesome in Connecticut during the fall.
In addition, I am a voracious reader (although I have had to ease up on pleasure reading due to school work.) Admittedly, I have yet to make it through a Russian novel. I've tried, and I'm usually not a book-quitter, but I have not endured. I do love modern/post-modern American literature, and German literature.