Why I love New York CityPosted: August 19, 2012 | Author: Hilary Mason | Filed under: blog | 17 Comments »
New York is infinite.
A human can only explore a place at a particular speed. The rate of change in New York exceeds the rate at which a person can possibly experience the city, and so it is impossible to run out of city to experience.
New York is a neighborhood.
At the same time, New York is a mosaic of wonderful little neighborhoods. What many visitors miss and all residents know is that you rarely have to walk more than a few blocks from home for any of life’s essentials, and enough people do the same that you find yourself saying hello.
New York is chaotic.
You are never the weirdest thing you see. The city will give you things to think about, and more. It is never boring, and you cannot take it for granted.
New York is opportunity.
Everyone comes through New York, eventually. Whatever food, material goods, or unexpcted experiences you look for can be found or made here, including Japanese Hotdogs, Cuban Chinese restaurants, salons only for curly-haired girls, and spontaneous art and even opera.
But what, no tech scene?
New York does have a thriving tech community full of wonderful people that I’m excited to work alongside for many years, but I fell in love with the city long before it belonged to us.