this is the best:
"Oh god, good riddance!
I’d say two long years is plenty of time to get to know the city… if you live in Tampa."
— gregory jude
Douglas Adams famously wrote: "...if life is to survive in a universe this size, the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of perspective."
Subsitute city for universe and it pretty much applies to New York. It is not just a world city, but a world, and if you are to thrive in it, you must accept it as the world.
Oh and also. I just got here, and I notice 2 things:
a) the site is very thinly populated after almost 2 years
b) there's very little discussion going on even among the few who visit.
Seems to me that those commenters to Solomon's piece @NYTimes might get the last laugh after all... that either it's that shameful to turn your back on the city, or else the end of New York is the end of all give and take, all lively discourse.
Ha! As a co-founder, I certainly hope that our sometimes quiet site is neither indication of our "shameful" situation nor proof that leaving New York represents "the end of all lively discourse"!
We've noticed that members use the site in fits and bursts - when they first find the site; and during phases when they are strongly considering leaving. While the other co-founder and myself have very full post-New-York lives that prevent us from being as active as we'd like here, we hope the site remains useful for its members whenever they need it.
We are always interested in what members would like to see on the site. If you have any other feedback, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're always open to new ideas!
So true! Thanks for sharing this.