Saturday, August 2, 2008
TOP OF THE CITY
During my 14 years living there, I was such a Manhattan snob. I ventured into Brooklyn or--gasp!--New Jersey only on very special occasions (like when I rang in the new millenium in Brooklyn to avoid potential Y2K doom and to hang out with a very cute diversion named Amir). I went to Queens because the airports are there. Now I'm pretty sure that if I were to return to New York, I probably wouldn't live in the city. Finally, I understand why my friend Zena moved to Jersey City. And why people live in Brooklyn. (Sorry, but I still don't understand why anyone would live in Queens, the Bronx or--gasp!--Staten Island unless they absolutely had to.) To escape. And for more living space. But to escape, too. After all, not everyone can afford a multi-million-dollar room with a view on Central Park West.