"New York is a different country.
Maybe it ought to have a separate government.
Everybody thinks differently, acts differently
--they just don't know what the hell the rest of the United States is"
We have a passionate Love/Hate Relationship going on.
And it IS two-sided: NYC can be very good to me, and it can be a reeeeeal pain in the @ss.
Growing up in Jersey, right across the GWB (George Washington Bridge for those not in the know), I've spent most of my life in and out of NY.
* Being a little kid, going to NYC was always fun and exciting.
Dinners, Theatres, Shopping~ Going into NY was always an adventure
* When I was in High School, NY was the place to sneak off to and hang out on the weekends
Ahhh..... so many fond memories of going into the city and carelessly dancing the night away, sitting on stoops, and all the crazy adventures I've had over the years.
* Now that I'm older and have to go into the city for work and to see friends and family, it's not as pleasurable as it was back in the day
("JUST COME OUT TO THE CITY!?!" my friends will have to coax me)
NYC can put me in a state that I like to call "New York Neurotic".