I don't think New York City is like other cities. It does not have character like LA or New Orleans. It is all characters. In fact it is everything. It can destroy man, but if his eyes are open it cannot bore him.
New York City is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it -- Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.
The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.
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