Each time I go to my hometown in Indiana I’m often asked in one way or another why I live in New York City because the pervasive reality of New York City is that not every type of person would like to live in the City because of the hassles and the questions are numerous as to why I live in New York City.
Oddly enough, I struggle to describe the reason I live New York, in coherent manner, not because of a lack of endearment for the City but because of a lack of words that can correctly embody the sentiment I carry of the opportunities and hope that this City has given to my life and can give to so many.
After four years, almost to the day, I think I may have finally found something that gets closer to what I mean to say each time when I ramble on:
“New York is not a static thing – It’s not ‘New York is…,’ it’s ‘New York is becoming…‘”
Kenneth T. Jackson – Historian
The American Experience: New York, Episode Four
For me, New York is where the opportunity is. Due to the transient nature it is also the most exciting because once you’ve in New York you’ll always take a little bit of that back with you.
This is why I love New York.