We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I'm with Gringo. NYC is a place where there is something for everyone - unless you don't want what it has.
There are wonderful sights, history, arts, food, and museums. There are also LOTS of people - many of whom are rude, a crazy government, crazy traffic, noise, and everything is ridiculously expensive. I can get anything I want there and a lot more that I don't.
I'm glad for you if you like it, but I can only take it in small doses, and for the most part, I choose not to take it at all.
Everywhere else is 'boring'? I have been to a lot of big cities in my time. New York I have found to be crowded and dirty. Sorry.
I love open spaces, nature, clean air, NO people (if possible). Many locations like this contain innumerable opportunities for adventure. Skiing, hiking, fishing, swimming, camping, berry picking, etc. None of these things can be done in New York City.
I can see theater, film, dance, opera, etc. within 90 minutes of my house. That's good enough for me.
Enjoy your crowds, dirt and crime. I'd rather be living far, far away from it!
Been living in NJ for decades and just can't get the New York thing. That classic cover of New Yorker Magazine showing the residents' view of the world is not entirely off. I've encountered far too many who view crossing the Hudson as entering Indian Country, with a few enclaves of semi-civilization out there before reaching Hollyweird on the Left Coast. Florida is sort of an extension of the Northeast so it gets a bit of deference.
The old joke about one's favorite view of somewhere being in the rear view mirror rings true for me regarding NYC.