There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.

In New York, the sky is bluer, the grass greener, the girls prettier, the steaks thicker, and the air finer.

Edna Ferber

I’ve never seen anything like Times Square. The giant flashing billboards, the artists and movie characters everywhere down the streets, and even though it was 9pm, the city has never been more glowing or vivid.

It’s as if New York has multiple personalities. I sensed its serenity through Central Park, witnessed its intellectuality through the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, its class and elegance on Fifth Avenue, and its ambitiousness on top of the Empire State Building. But when the night came, I felt its heartbeat pulsing through Times Square, reminding me so much of the place I grew up in, but a thousand times the energy. Even though we were only there for three days, I felt as if I was finally home.

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