It's too busy, too dirty, too much traffic, and the people can just be downright rude. Oh, and of course everything is so insanely expensive. But in January, I spent the day in Brooklyn (instead of the chaos of Manhattan) and that visit really changed my perspective on NYC.
Over in Brooklyn, there are so many beautiful old brick buildings, so much less garbage, and a lot less people. The harbor is beautiful with all the parks, kids playing basketball, babies in strollers, and everyone running with their head sets on with a big smile. And then there are the insanely beautiful views of the Manhattan city skyline.
Brooklyn, who knew?