Concrete Jungle

I am a New Yorker, born and bred and I love that fact even though it can be a blessing as well a curse. A blessing because I come from one of the most famous, prolific and diverse cities on the planet and a curse because it is hard to fight the feeling of missing this city I call home. Today is it very cold, almost arctic-like, but this does not stop true New Yorkers from doing what must be done. Shopping, working or going to the theater: the hustle and bustle of the people is constant. The stench of the city can be compared to a combination of carbon monoxide from the all the vehicles mixed with the endless mounds of trash and other indistinguishable orders that are unforgettable. It ...

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and Staten Island. These boroughs (cities) are something like independent countries that have borders and believe it or not, most people raised in one of these ‘countries’ often never step foot into another unless it is absolutely necessary (i.e. work, meeting, etc.). It is like an unwritten passage in the New Yorker handbook because most homegrown New Yorkers are loyal to their borough. I hail from the borough of Brooklyn and I can attest to the fact that when I was growing up, I rarely stepped foot outside of Brooklyn or even my neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
One of Manhattan’s famous landmarks is Times Square, located in the middle of it all on world famous 42nd St and Broadway. Many types and colors of fluorescent lights illuminate the area, where people are seen partying, having fun, and enjoying life almost as if it were Mardi Gras [in New Orleans] every day. It is truly magnificent to observe people from all over the world, who speak completely different ...

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Added: 5/5/2011 11:59:15 PM
Submitted By: heluvanubian
Category: Personal Writing
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