2. The Greatest city in the world, and one of the few real cities in the United States. Unlike other cities, where life is dead and everyone lives in the suburbs, New York continues to grow as a city. It's rivals (and haters) live in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Jersey, and think that these cities, particularly LA, are dream cities, when most of them are declining while New York is growing. The city is proud of its diversity as it houses all people from around the world.
The city consists of five boroughs (NOT boros): Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island (which identifies itself more with NJ than NY). Each borough has its own unique character and way of life. Manhattan is the bustling city center, and home to jazz music. It is inhabited by the very wealthy people, and it's rent (SoHo and TriBeCa) is the highest in the nation. Brooklyn is where steriotypical New Yorkers (the "fuhgaddaboudits") live, as well as most of the rap and hip-hop industry (the good stuff at least). Queens is home to many parks and industry, and is full of tourist attractions. The Bronx is where most of the inner city is, but the people from there take pride in that they live in the Bronx. Those areas which are not inner-city are often controlled by a mob, or are middle-class. It also includes beautiful Pelham Bay Park. Staten Island is basically home to suburbanites.
New York is home to many of the world's best food. It's famous for its brand of pizza, as well as knishes. Brooklyn is famous for Egg Creams and Italian desserts. We also have a lot of "coffee shops" which are like diners or hamburger stands.
We are home to some of the best TV shows, including Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Saturday Night Live, and others. We are also the home to many excellent sports teams, including the hated-across-the-rest-of-the-US-especially-Boston Yankees, the neglected, underrated Jets, the Great and Holy New York Knicks, the Rangers (which are hated in NJ more than anywhere else combined), the forgotten Mets, and supposedly the overrated Giants (which are really NJ's team, real New Yorkers are Jet fans).
We are also home to such proud publications as the New York Times and the New Yorker.
On September 11, 2001, our city was brutally attacked by deamons, but we all came together to help each other out because we love each other and our city, and we have continued to stay strong while the rest of the country looks down on us for being too liberal, the fact is we know how to do things better.
We truly are the City that will Never Sleep.
Carl:"What's what like?"
John:"Your shirt says I heart New York I just assumed you went to New York."
Carl:"I've never been to New York in my life."
John:"Then why are you wearing a I heart New York shirt?"
Carl:"I dunno because it looks cool."
John:"Fuck you dumbass."
*rips off Carls shirt*
John:"Go to New York and i'll give you your piece of shit shirt back."