Hi. I never used a 114mm newtonian but I have a 127mm Schimdt-Cassegrain, not very different in diameter. The performance of a scope, large or small, depends more on sky darkness than on anything else. Thus to evaluate or compare your observing experience with others, you must also state your viewing conditions.
You're in a city, but how large, how much light polluted, and how dry or humid is the weather, usually? The good thing about your scope is it's not too small, but those thin azimut mounts should be used with their legs completely retracted, for stability.
This will keep the scope lower, so you can observe in comfort from a chair. Also, what kind of finder and eyepieces do you have? It's a basic scope but be sure there are simple ways to make it work better, especially by improving the blackening inside, and the tripod's weight.
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