New York City. Luxurious uptown Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Mad Men. Or the gritty-yet-bohemian Village (for the gay and free), Alphabet City, St. Mark's Place, Taxi Driver. Although these are polar opposites and you could find some middle ground in Chelsea and Midtown, with all opinions aside, this city has something to offer anyone and everyone. Be that as it may, she’s not easy. With a real estate value of $1.5 trillion, or 5 percent of the nation's total, it seems only the rich or stealthy can make it here. 8.5 billion residents made it here one way or another to "be a part of it," as the song goes. Now, with the streets clean and subways safe, we witness a new wave of youth fill the void.
A carmine chameleon amongst the oblivious, you'd been hiding for so long in this chaotic nation. Although your unabridged gaze will pave your path, your friends won't recognize you anymore. You're a new creature, born from ash. Everyone’s looking, dearest. You’re this bold beauty. It will thrill me to see how you wear this newfound power.