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There's Nowhere Else Like It
I mean, I'm certainly not the first person to say this, but New York is not like anywhere else. I mean, I guess anywhere is not like anywhere else? But none of any of those other places are anything like New York. Now, you might not really like New York. And that's fine. For you. By all means, go and move to hipsturbia or Napa or even Flint, Michigan. Do what you need to do. But don't forget what you're giving up, which is a place of striving and opportunism and desire and frustration and highs and lows and elation and misery. This is a city with seasons. You'll shiver and you'll sweat. It is not a place that should ever be ranked in the middle of a stupid list of miserable cities. New York is both the most and the least miserable place you'll ever live. What it is not is mediocre. Save your mediocre spot for Boston, Forbes. New York is the best, and the worst. And it always will be.
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