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.
For 1 million, you do not get much. Supply and demand. You are not paying for the lousy living square footage, you are paying to be here. Like an ocean liner, you do not just get your little rooms. You get the whole enchilada just out your door.It's not for the faint of heart though. Gosh, I love living here but I am saving for a country getaway in northwestern CT or Ulster County. I need my own shooting range, at least, and that is not allowed in Central Park unless you are a crim.
I am partial to the Dinah Washington rendition of Manhattan. "Fancy on Delancey"- good comic phrase.
Several years ago my SoHo-living cousin visited me in TX. When we drove by a Half Price Books store, just for the heck of it I asked her if she wanted to go in. She replied that as most book stores in Manhattan have closed, it was worth the visit. She bought several books to take back to Noo Yawk. So much for living in NY where you can get anything.