This week I am guest posting on A Clown On Fire at the request of it’s creator. If you’ve ever wondered how I feel about New York City since having moved there, read New York: Allegedly the Greatest City in the World and send him some traffic. I talk about infrastructure, tourism, and the kind of mindset you need to survive. Here’s a taste:
It occurred to me, while eating rainbow sprinkles directly out of their container, that everyone who lives in New York cannot stop talking about how it’s the best city in the entire world. The reason behind this has everything to do with how incredibly difficult it can be to carve out a comfortable life here. You sort of have to reassure yourself that you’ve made the right choice in staying, so, at every opportunity, you feel compelled to remind everyone just how grand it is. It isn’t really a lie, just a more complicated truth. New York City certainly isn’t a location that coddles your mental health and sometimes there is so much garbage, both human and traditional, that you just want to run out screaming into the woods…
“It’s like a basketball, invisible, soaring through vast dimensions that maps, technology or minds can’t define. I call this place home.” – Brett Cimbalik (New York resident)
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It sounds overwhelming, keeping a level head sounds like good advice.
I don’t think it’s bad as much as it’s overrated. New York is great if you’re a millionaire. There is way too much to do. If you’re a normal person it’s too expensive just to go places. I have a love/hate relationship with NYC. I think a lot of people do.
Most people in New York aren’t millionaires so there are usually a lot of free days at all the museums and cost-free events that happen all over the city. Still, like anywhere else, the rich tend to fare better.
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New York is definitely a great city, but it is a tough one to live in. Although, people don’t learn to be better people from having everything handed to them on a silver spoon. You have to struggle to learn to be a better person. The struggle brings you on top.
Although, the weather alone is too much for me, haha, I’m glad to be in San Francisco :)
I think I’ll stick to my little town here in the UK – it’s plenty enough for me! :)
Sometimes the towns beat the cities for me too. It just depends on what I’m doing.
I am fascinated by New York but realize I probably would not “make it there”. Tucson is about the right size for me, plenty to do, easy to navigate (most times) and very polite people.
Yeah it’s hit or miss here, especially with the politeness.
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I wish we could have the city and the country. I wish we could really have it all. Or that we could accept that this is all there is. And it’s all good.
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Keep up the awesome work, I hope to continue reading your blog for a long time.
never been there so I think its great :>
but seriously it’s complicated but enable creation of fantastic art, literature, paintings, movies. It can’t be forgotten
Everyone have their different opinion, thought, interpretation etc…. when it comes to great. lmao, there’s no point arguing to which cities in the world is the greatest. basically dumbass people would think and choose accordingly, based on their own. some dim-witted people thought dubai is the one, LMAO, its not about to which city has the tallest man-made structure on earth. being the greatest one must have all these characteristics
1. economic 2.political 3. cultural 4. infrastructural. but theres more than 100 reasons as to why i choose new york city is the greatest city in the world.