"New York is that rarest of things: a real city. People work, live, and play in the same physical space, bringing the City alive at all hours of the day and night. There are no cloistered neighborhoods or gated communities. Supermodels strut the streets like common folk, and big stars take their kids to the neighborhood playgrounds and schools just like you, me, and the nanny up the block."
Ellen R. Shapiro, Relocating to New York City and Surrounding Areas