零下八度C的曼哈頓街頭,漫無目的地晃蕩一個多小時後,我決定離開紐約尋找下一個目的地,在下定決心後,期待新工作的喜悅卻被依依不捨的沈重心情完全掩蓋,望著不遠處克萊斯勒大樓及帝國大廈在曼哈頓夜晚所綻放的光芒,眼眶開始濕潤,無法自己地開始掉淚,這時才發現,原來我愛這個城市竟然愛得這樣深。不論五十還是一百個理由,都說不盡我對這個城市的依戀。

 

以下內容節錄自紐約雜誌:

 

No. 26. Bodegas! I can get a 40-ouncer of Colt, a Vitamin Water, some toilet paper, a frozen meal, soap, produce, cheese, and a pack of Camel Lights at 4 A.M. or 4 P.M., all in walking distance of wherever, I may be. – Katie Walsh

 

No. 27. Because you can find LOVE UNDERGROUND.

 

No. 28. Because the Upper East Side has no interest in being THE NEXT COOL NEIGHBORHOOD. –Amy Larocca

 

No. 29. Because “MAD MEN” SATURATES US IN THE RETRO ALAMOUR, so many of us came here for in the first place. – Emily Nussbaum

 

No. 30. Because although we banned trans fats, WE’RE NOT AFRAID OF FRYING.

 

No. 31. Because we can eat warm chocolate bread pudding with bacon crème anglaise OUT OF A TRUCK.

 

No. 32. It’s the easiest place to be lonely. – Rebecca Katherine Hirsch

 

No. 33. Because you can party ON YOUR WAY TO YOUR PARTY.

 

No. 34. Because you can never finish seeing the METROPLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

 

No. 35. Because the head of the Department of Transportation IS A CYCLING RADICAL.

 

No. 36. Because a person moving from a farm to midtown would actually REDUCE HIS CARBON FOOTPRINT.

 

No. 37. Because when your boyfriend breaks up with you at 2 A.M. on a Tuesday night, you can always find a bar that is full of hot people with a bartender that will feed you shots and a cute boy that you can make out with. – Kara Candy-Sawyer

 

No. 38. Because people will use antibacterial after using the subway one stop, but not after picking up after their pets in the park.

 

No. 39. Because WE’RE NOT ACTUALLY THAT RUDE.

 

No. 40. Because strike be damned, you can SEE AN EMMY-WINNING TV SHOW IN A 150-SEAT THEATER.

 

No. 41. Street meat. Chicken tikka for lunch in midtown, a 4 A.M. kebab on the Bowery.

 

No. 42. As a very successful woman, I love New York because it is the only place I was able to meet and marry an even more successful man. – HAWish5824

 

No. 43. I love that my grandparents could build a life and a family in this city but not in their own country. That they would then move out to the suburbs and watch me go right back in to do it for myself, in the same place where my family began. – Shauna Rushner

 

No. 44. Because WHAT OTHER CITY COULD HAVE AN OPERA SMACKDOWN?

 

No. 45. Because MUSIC IS STARTING TO SOUND A LOT BETTER HERE.

 

No. 46. Because there’s nothing we can’t turn into A PLACE TO LIVE.

 

No. 47. BECAUSE WE’RE TWICE AS GENEROUS AS THE REST OF AMERICA.

 

No. 48. Because a single block in Chelsea is becoming an ARCHITECHTURAL WONDERLAND.

 

No. 49. Because PEOPLE WILL ARGUE ABOUT ANYTHING.

 

No. 50. Because even our kids are BOOK-OBSESSED.

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