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.
Man, do we find NYC endlessly interesting and stimulating. To each his own, I guess, but we all know how to try to extract the most from this most amazing venue in the USA without being rich. Having a place too far from it would make me feel socio-culturally deprived and isolated. I know some readers feel otherwise, but they have not been properly introduced by us.
BTW, Bulldog and I are planning a second Maggie's NYC Urban Hike for September. Details when ready. Different route this time, different sights, probably on the West Side including the High Line and Clement Moore's Chelsea. That link does not make it clear that all of Chelsea was the Moore family farm/estate which was called "Chelsea". Wow. Serious real estate.