Hawkeye Pierce wrote:addy11 wrote:For those of you who don't know NYC very well or have never visited or who just want to love on the place, I thought I'd share this time lapse video. It's spare on Village shots, but it's a cool look at how vibrant and frenetic and unexpectedly beautiful city life is in Manhattan:
More proof that NYC is the best place in the
I'm not from NYC, but I have lived here for 2+ years, am pretty well-traveled, and have never found a city I've liked more.
It really is (IMO) the perfect city... the archetype of urban living. Even the horrible parts of it take on a positive note... they become shibboleths and badges of honor. New York changes so rapidly and is so atomized that very few New Yorkers will have the same experience. You'll meet people who live in the East Village who scoff at the frat stars on the UES; you'll meet Williamsburg hipsters who look down on the people from the LES, and hipsters from Astoria who look down on both groups; you'll meet patrician TriBeCa types who think Bloomingdale is dangerous. Regardless, you'll have had your unique New York experience, and however it shakes out I think everyone should have one in their life.
Anyway, /NY paean. It's wonderful. Everyone here should be excited about the chance to live in one of the indisputably most amazing (if not the most amazing) places in the world.