You know you can call a place home when you can feel your blood pressure slowly but surely go up while listening to someone criticize your city. Apparently, that city for me now is New York. New York, while it has many faults, is unlike any city in the world. Its energy is just one reason that millions of people visit every year, and even more potentially want the chance to live here, if just temporarily. Sure, it’s dirty and people can sometimes be rude, but that all adds to the city’s character and what makes it the Big Apple. Don’t compare it to your green grass in Jersey or your clean air in Connecticut (how are you so sure it’s clean there, anyway?). There’s a reason you want to either work, live, or visit New York, so stop bantering and love it for what it is.