The other day I was having a discussion with a friend about just what was so great about New York City. Um…everything? Namely, we were discussing why people pay so much to live here and get so little out of it. Except bragging rights! Why tell people you’re from Duluth when you can say you’re from New York City?! Synonymous with Broadway, culture, fashion, and sex (and the city)! Moreover, why tell people you’re from QUEENS if you can roll your eyes back in your head and say you’re from Manhattan! The island that never sleeps! Even if you have to lie about your neighborhood a little…(23rd Street and 12th Ave IS STILL CHELSEA!)
Manhattan has EVERYTHING. And the BEST everything, at that! All you have to do is map your journey and your course is set for an adventure for the day! Elaborate scavenger hunts can be concocted that fulfill your wildest whims!
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been born and raised here. New Yorkers are a tricky clique but the thing is, they will accept anybody who has a genuine love of their city, keeps up the pace on the sidewalk, and has their MetroCard out before they reach the turnstiles. Just play by our rules, and you’re in the club. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt if you cultivate a blase indifference towards everything, you know, just to fit in. Dark glasses help.