Originally Posted by DO Anes
the cost of living, taxes, crummy services, lousy hospitals, poor consumer value, prices, etc. Aside fom that it's a shining city on a hill.
PS, My family lives in NYC.
You basically said prices for four out of 6 comments. They also have an unusually high income for those who work there. I'd say its a living wage, but its not the same thing. But if cost is your big issue i can't argue agaibst that. Every major city is expensive. The biggest city is the most expensive.
Poor services and crummy hospitals is ridiculous. I wouldn't be surprised if some magazine ranked nyc the best city in America for service (public, or from private vendors). An amazing public transport system, surprisingly forgiving traffic, and everyone delivering anything to anywhere for free will do that.
The hospitals are world reknowned despite having the most varied immigrant population in America. It's so bad that nyc has a different criteria for positive on a ppd. seems like an odd point to make, but the fact is every odd disease out there shows up in our ER bay. It's a miracle that we aren't the entire list if worst hospitals ob America since rare difficult ti treat diseases are a metric that counts against a hospital according to cobsumer reports.
Perfect. No. But it is as close to a city on a hill as the US is going to see. IMHO. It may not be everything to everyone, but I think it represents more of what should be than any other place could. Though I guess you could argue for subjectivity there