In New Yorkkkkkk, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing we can’t do.
And never in any place has that ever been truer. New York is better than you in every way, shape and form, so why even try to compare your measly city to ours? Oh, believe me, you can’t. This is the place where everything is bigger, better, and stronger than the rest. I’ll explain why, but I’m sure you already know. Since many foolishly try to copycat our every move. (Especially you, Jersey.)
Where’s the “Brooklyn” of your hood?
Does your lesser known place of residence have a comparison to the beloved hipster land of Brooklyn, which in case you weren’t aware, is located in NYC? Of course it does, because everyone wants to pretend like they’re living in the coolest place on earth. Reality check: they are not. Artisanal everything and bearded gents are all the rage these days and there are multiple articles comparing various sections of other cities to Brooklyn itself. In Philly? It’s Fishtown. Miami? Wynwood. Paris is literally obsessed with Brooklyn (according to this.) Hell, even New York is calling other boroughs the “NEW BROOKLYN,” because we’re just too cool even for ourselves.
New York is a worldwide phenomenon that people wish to live like and be like. Sorry, we’re not sorry.
You can eat anything you want, at any time you want
What is your city known for? Perhaps it has a Little Italy or a Chinatown. Maybe there’s a large Latin American population, or a lot of Ethiopian food abound. You know what NYC has? All of these delicacies in the masses, and much, much more.
You name it, we have it, and you can’t say the same for every other city. You want fries at 4 a.m.? What about gyros or tacos? We have diners and food trucks to satisfy that, too. The cronut and the ramen burger began here, and the world followed suit. The famed Halal Chicken and Rice stands are only now expanding itself across multiple cities. Various sections of each borough represent a facet of a culture around the entire world, and from that come top-rated food, top-rated chefs and top-rated people. New York doesn’t settle for anything less.
I’m sorry, but do you have to drive home because the bar closed at 2 a.m.? Is the only thing open around you a 7-Eleven? Sucks to be you, wish you were in NY! Except maybe not. Our transportation runs 24/7, our parties last until 6 in the morning, and you can eat your hearts content late into the night. There will always be people out at all hours of every single day. You think coming home at 2 a.m. on Monday is bad? No worries, the subway will still be packed and you will still be fighting someone for a seat (depending on your train). Live life at all hours, just because you can.
The epicenter of culture
You know all that food you can have from every country around the world? That’s because NY contains the most ethnically diverse areas in the entire world. You know those traveling Broadway shows that come to your local theater? We have the real thing, multiple times a week, right here where it all began. You know when you go to other places and they compare their museums to the world renowned Met, the MoMA, and Museum of Natural History? That’s because we have the best of the best. Are you watching the Rockettes in Radio City Music Hall wishing you could see it live, or seeing a show in Madison Square Garden? Seeing the opera at Lincoln Center would be a dream, or attending Julliard and NYU. When you live in NY, the epitome of these cultural dreams is your reality, and we are at the epicenter of it.
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere
The old saying rings true: if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Rise to the top here, and you will never be able to look at anywhere else in the same way. If you’re buying that condo in SoHo, you can pretty much afford to live anywhere. We are one of a kind, the cream of the crop. If you think you can handle being number 1, getting that celebrity status everywhere you go, then New York belongs to you and you belong to New York.
Cherish it, love it, and be so proud that you become that boisterous New York stereotype. Always look at the Number 1 skyline that never loses its wonder, no matter how long you may live here for.