Young, hip, and conservative: A different slant on New York

It may not be surprising that many people who live in New York City feel they live in a very special place. 

It’s a city with layers of myths and, frankly, a lot of tired, hoary clichés. But though it has become a lot more like the rest of the United States in recent decades, it still looms large in the American imagination. Some people are annoyed by New York’s sense of self-importance. Others are enlivened by its promise that here is where you can make it big.

The writer E.B. White captured (and invented) many of New York’s myths in his 1949 essay, “Here Is New York”:

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