MuchMoreThanMuscle saidTo each their own. I've been to NYC three times. It's crowded, dirty, very noisy, very expensive and the garbage cans are on the streets because there are not many alleys. This contributes to that garbage smell on those hot and humid days while walking down sidewalks.
It's not my cup of tea.
Much not on the upper east side!!
NYC is amazing. You just had a bad time then, or just ended up in the wrong places.
Tino safe trip home, when your mission is completed!!
Thanks, Mike! And, heh... the UES is where I live (Yorkville, to be precise, as I'm not rich enough to live west of 3rd).
I'm not interested in comparing NY to other cities, or declaring it the best city in the world. It most certainly is not the right place for everyone. It is simply my home--a home I am in love with--and the place best suited for me.