8. You don’t have a backyard
Some houses in New York City might have a backyard. It’s that small patch of grass and a patio that is located directly behind the house and is overlooked by businesses, condos, and other apartment buildings, thereby destroying the attempt at privacy. In an apartment there is no such thing as a back yard. The interesting thing about living in an apartment in the city is that eventually you begin to realize that the parks that exist around your place are your back yard, and better yet, you don’t have to do anything to keep them nice.