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  • where:

    New York, NY

  • what:

    Life

  • why:

    Living

  • when:

    Year Round

  • warnings:

    Self Destruction or Enlightenment

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New York is a place where every aspect of a developed culture has been carried to excess, and what is left now is the aftermath. It is a place where 90% of the people you meet are atrocious self-promoters, a true stage for the talented and tragically ambitious. We spent seven years in NY, and now that we have moved to the other side of the world I think it is fitting to make a post about this great city.

My first few years in NYC were spent in a chemical, liquid, physical and cerebral romance. A blur of events, places, people all of the like I had never experienced before. It was amazing being surrounded by every culture, religion, and race all equalized by the struggle for survival. The goal of New York’s citizens is class, wealth and above all recognition. If you have the gift of gab, beauty, genius or luck you may succeed.

Photograph by Eric ScottI moved to NY ten days before the World Trade Centers fell. I felt horrified and fortunate to be so near a world-changing event. New Yorkers are often characterized as rude, but I got to see that is just one dimension of their persona, all these people from all over the world out for them selves, were full of compassion and action, helping and consoling their fellow citizens. An air of morbid festivity was everywhere awakening briefly the city’s empathy before languishing back into a state of self-preservation.

It would be pointless to say what to do or see in New York. The best method for truly experiencing such a city is to be awake and in the mind frame to say yes. NY is dirty, polluted, over crowded, can be quite unforgiving and the only industry is artifice. Despite all this it is only one of a handful of cities I would consider living in the US. The art, music, intelligence, inclusion, diversion, depravity and absurdity is unparallel to any other city I have experienced.

This post may seem narrow for such a city, but I can not possibly in a short article relate even a small portion of my experiences. I will say you should go to NY and find out what it is all about for yourself, you won’t regret it.

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