Growing up in New York city is different than any other city in America. The old saying from Frank Sinatra’s classic hit “New York New York”. If you can make it there you can make it anywhere, in my view could not be more true. While of course we went to school to learn the curriculum, what you learned more was street smarts. What you learned on the street was how to survive, how to one up the next person. What you grew was thick skin, because without it you can’t survive. People have no problem telling someone there a moron to there face if that’s how they feel.
I haven’t lived in New York for sometime, but I wouldn’t trade my childhood grewing up on the streets of New York for anything.
Most people know New York city is not just Manhattan, the home of skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, One Freedom Tower (the old World trade center) Madison Square Garden, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, Wall street. It includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Those borrows are primarily residential.
Did you Know that the Island of Manhattan is smaller geographically than Dallas forth worth Airport.(DFW Airport) yet during a workday there are 14 million people in Manhattan.
Did you know that if every day of your life for 80 years you went out to eat for all three meals and went to a different restaurant for each meal you would not go to every restaurant in Manhattan?
Did you know there are more Jewish people that live in NYC, than in the whole state of Israel.
Did you know it cost twenty two dollars to cross the George Washington Bridge.
Did you know the cost of a 1 bedroom apartment in some parts of Brooklyn is 4,000 dollars a month. A 600 square foot apartment.
Did you know a pack of cigarettes (Marlboro red) in Manhattan is 18 dollars. In 1976 they were 45 cents.
Did you know that each borough is a separate county?
Did you know that over 800 languages are spoken in NYC?