rayiner wrote:You're missing the point. What I'm trying to get at is that you're being selective about "experiences" versus "goods." Why is being able to afford the space to have a good kitchen less important, experience-wise, then being able to run out and see ethnic dancing in the park? I cook more than I watch opera* --- why is one experience less valuable then the other? It's not of course. You're just defining things that way because NYC offers a certain set of experiences while not offering others.
*) The fact that NYC-ers don't cook is probably why they put so much stock in stuff like Michilin stars and ratings. They don't know how to judge good food unless someone tells them what's good.
It isn't an experience because you are simply doing daily routines in a nicer space. I have an almost exact same "experience" as you do cooking my breakfast, but my immediate surroundings are just not as spacious as yours. However, you can't see ethnic dancing in the park when there isn't any ethnic dancing in the park.