In January 2011, I moved into an apartment on the Upper West Side with two good friends that I'd met through my college's Hillel - I stayed there for 6 years. During these 6 years, my roommates and I, along with our other Jewish friends in the area, truly embraced the NYC Jewish community by hosting dinners and celebrating Shabbat, making hamentaschen for Purim, attending events at the JCC, throwing Hanukkah parties, and so much more. That being said, one of my favorite Jewish New York traditions is attending NYC's annual "Pickle Day" each fall with these friends I've made. Pickles are almost always a staple at our Shabbat dinners, so when we heard about Pickle Day, it was a no-brainer. My Jewish friends and I attend every year that we can so that we can try all of the delicious kosher pickles NYC has to offer - and we usually pick up a jar or two to serve at our next dinner!