Heard this one on the radio, T.J. Miller talking about his time in NYC. As a Londoner I find it highly relatable. (Transcript by me, from memory, hey ho.)
The thing about New York is that everybody is trying to make rent.
Everybody. So there is this respect in New York, which is, if you couldn’t make rent you would not be here.
And even feel sorry for the super rich trust fund kids because they’re not really in New York — when they get on the subway they’re not in the same hurry as when you and I are in a hurry, so that we can make rent.
New York will crush a man’s spirit in two weeks.