New York is lovable.
I have lived there, enjoyed affection there (briefly, of course), and witnessed kindnesses there beyond belief.
There is a side to New Yorkers, though, that is a touch self-centered and venal.
Perhaps there's some inner shame they fear, associated with failure or ridicule. But, at times, you fear that some New Yorkers' smiles are merely deflecting your eyes from their hands fiddling in your pockets.
From my own pocket, may I share a piece of research from which New Yorkers don't come out so well? In fact, in one mortifying area they come out … Read more