Why Do You Live in New York?
Our reporters fanned out around the city, armed with smartphones – and a question: “Why do you live in New York?” The answers proved as varied as the city itself. Click on pictures to hear and see responses from various New Yorkers. Use the “Filters” button to break down responses by category.
"One of the best things is the 24-hour convenience market"
"I breakfast in the park"
"I like my job here and I got married here"
"I was born in 1924, which goes back a long time"
"I love the nightlife"
"The first person I've met"
"In Bangladesh ... I lived like a princess"
"New York is not the place to be anymore"
"Because I love music"
"Everything is open, nothing ever closes"
"You do not see it in other parts of the world"
"I always feel homesick"
"I like the arts and the busyness of the city"
"Out of the box experiences stop feeling that way"
"Silence is loud"
"If you are bored in New York, it's your own fault"
"Always exciting, always something go on"
"Different languages is something that I miss"
"It takes a lot to live here"
"Love the theater"
"I wonder who pays the bill"
"It is too busy for me"
"Just being a part of a city that is full of versatile people"
"Knowing people and having friends in New York City"
"I do not really have a choice"
"Every Easter we spent in Flushing Meadow Park"
"I am definitely family oriented"
"I like everything that is in New York"
"I get to see more people"
"Love sidewalks, escalators and revolving doors"
"A lot of artists, actors, comedians come to this barber shop"
"Definitely the Woody Allen" (the sandwich, not the actor)
"I didn't want anyone to own me"
"One hundred past, one will help"
"Mommy please, don't go back"
"New York City has got it all"
"Better transportation and school opportunities"