An Ode to New York

I’m generally interested in writing about issues that I believe are pressing concerns for our generation. However, for a change I felt like writing an altogether more upbeat and personal post this week about a very positive and formative experience in my life. Living in New York.

New York has certainly had its share of problems over the years. From being one of the most dangerous cities in the world, through to suffering the tragedy of 9/11 it has been through a lot as a city. And it still has its fair share of problems, from huge disparities of wealth, to significant levels of homelessness, and poor healthcare provision. Yet somehow, despite all this, it has emerged as, what I believe to be, the best living example, of a truly global and multicultural city, on the face of this planet. So what is it that makes New York tick in the way it does? And on a personal note why did I fall so head over heels in love with it?

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