Enough has been written about New York City to fill the Empire State Building with a billion hard drives of data. Everyone who visits or is lucky enough to live there for a summer or a lifetime has their own stories to tell about their moments in Gotham; a city “so big they had to name it twice.”
No musician or artist ever feels truly a success before they have left some impression in the city that never stops to sleep, or even to slow down. Like London of the nineteenth century, New York is the original microcosm of all things the rest of the planet can offer. This, despite the fact that the desert cities of the Mideast and the ports of Asia have taller buildings, larger populations, and more of nearly everything else. No matter, New York remains the capital of the world.