As the popular saying goes, New York is the city that never sleeps. It’s also the city that never shuts up. Wherever you go at whatever time, there always seems to be noise in multiple forms – people talking and laughing, a train passing underneath you, cars and buses honking (this is also the only city where I have seen signs that read “$250 Fine for Honking”). Over time, I’ve gotten used to all the different sounds and the lack of quiet and learned to block certain things out. To enjoy and ultimately survive New York life, I think this learning is almost a necessity.