I live in New York City. For those of you who haven't looked at a map, NYC and Manhattan are not entirely the same thing; there are also four other boros (counties) which comprise NYC. I live on one of those other boros.
I live 20 min from work by subway;
In a pleasantly multiethnic neighborhood;
On a quiet tree lined block;
In a spacious apartment at a reasonable (by NYC standards) price;
with 50 resturantsof the most varied types imaginable (Tonight, Uzbeck! Tomorrow, Mongolian!) within walking distance, and another 50 which will deliver;
in an area with very low crime;
and a huge park by the river within 15 min walk.
The city is the way for me!