For anyone who has a fascination with and desire to experience New York, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. I very much enjoyed reading about the experiences of those people who, through the decades, came to New York for the first time in their lives.
For me, I first visited New York as a little boy in August 1971. My memories of that experience are contained in fleeting vignettes. Since that time, I have visited New York 4 other times: April 1982, July 1995, August 2003 (shortly after the Great Blackout), and September 2008. I am fairly ambivalent about the place. But I can appreciate why so many other people come to New York and fully embrace what it has to offer. After all, New York is a very lively, engaging, and colorful city that never sleeps.