November 15, 2017

     In my previous blog I described my waning wanderlust. I neglected to mention, however, that one of the reasons I am less curious about other countries is because New York City is, to me, quite a few countries in itself. Frequent visits there satisfy my need to mingle with a diverse population, enjoy multinational cuisines, and explore rich cultural offerings. The saying about The Big Apple goes, “if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.” I’d like to add, using another meaning of the word make, if you can make it there, you won’t need to go anywhere else.

     There’s nothing quite like being in a city of eight million people, none of whom know me, want to talk to me, or even notice me. This anonymity is one of NYC’s greatest pleasures. Everyone is going about their business—and it doesn’t matter how outlandish that business is or how they dress doing it. Outfits range from Hugo Boss suits to saris to marathon-ready to just-...

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