No matter where you are right now, be it Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Shanghai, London or even in a hut somewhere on north pole, chances are you all have heard about New York City. And if you have not heard about it before, you must have after nine 11. You get out of the cab, and it is probably the only city in the world that looks better in reality than on card.
It is a great feeling to be living in a square foot of this great city. It has all the perks you can think of, be it food, lifestyle, streets, panorama, people or business. People from all over the world come to this city and fall in love instantly and I am no different. As Tom Wolfe says, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” I can relate to it more than anyone else coming from a second city Chicago. I love Chicago with equal passion but I realized why it is called second city after New York as soon as I stepped on a NY square foot. Although, NY is missing that extra wind (that could potentially blow you away) of Chicago, it compensates with its live and loud aura. It is so loud that you could get hit by a bus on the midst of a street and nobody would notice. Little harsh right? Well if you get lucky and get noticed, even White House would back you up by landing a drone somewhere in Pakistan to kill that bus driver. Just make sure you pay attention while crossing the road next time though.
It’s so loud I never have to listen to any of the shit that’s going on in my own head. You literally don’t need meditation or yoga 5’o clock in the morning but garbage men who come literally everyday to pick up the garbage, would bangs the cans together creating a customized chirp for you. And don’t even bother calling a cop in the middle of night if you heard someone drilling your backyard; they probably find a broken pipe that they need to fix it like right now. You will find some orange cones next day you wake up though (if you were lucky to catch some sleep) right in front of your door.
The most urban of its kind, it brings those dark and never ending Subway rides, yet leave you the beauty of its own. Have you ever surrounded by 20 people in as much as one square meter? Yes? Okay now bring a world map and ask them to pin country they are from and I guarantee you won’t find two pins in one. I wouldn’t be even surprised if you find a pin on Antarctica.
You need all luck you got to live in this city; however if you happen to make your mark here, you are a made man. If you can get a bread here, you will never leave this damn place and if you ever do, you will never again require an art to earn a bread. So much talent, so much people, so much love, so much life, squeezed in this tiny place that has a gravity of more than 9.81 meter per second square.