For the past 2 years I've been living in the Bay Area. I grew up in NY and went back to visit NYC today.
  1. Best people watching in the country
  2. Fire hydrants running free, water careening down concrete
  3. Copious taxi cabs
  4. Loud talkers
  5. Doormen (and women)
  6. Hearing languages being spoken that I can't identify (maybe I could guess the region or continent)
  7. Good food in every direction the eye can see
  8. Riverside Park
  9. Old Jewish people that remind me of my grandparents