Am I Over New York City?

A New Yorker’s reckoning

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I grew up across the Hudson River, close enough to feel Manhattan’s centripetal force but far enough to yearn and covet. Full-figured FOMO. From across the river, you didn’t see any of the city’s flaws. All you saw were the skyscrapers, stoic and neolithic during the day, jeweled lightning at night.

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