This week I had the pleasure of heading back to my favorite city, New York City. Being here has made me realize there is certainly a reason (or at least ten) it trumps anywhere else (ahem- talking to you Los Angeles). Here’s a shortened list of all the reasons I love NY (and you should too):

  1. A pair of fake boobs won’t get you too far.
  2. When you ask people a question here, they actually know what they’re talking about. If they don’t know the answer, they’ll tell you as opposed to blowing smoke up you’re a**.
  3. A mass transit system that is efficient and people actually use it.
  4. You can get anything you want. Anytime. Anywhere.
  5. No need for a car. Consider taxi drivers your personal chauffeurs.
  6. Women here are naturally beautiful… and smart.
  7. The fashion. The clothes. The shopping. People don’t look like rejects from Millionaire Matchmaker.
  8. There is a sense of camaraderie. They may hate those from the “bridge and tunnel”  set, but they sure do love each other.
  9. Culture. There’s art, museums, theater, and history. 
  10. People in NY know what they want. There’s no changing your mind when you get the front of the line at Starbucks.

All hail the Big Apple.