But there’s something about New York that I’ve fallen in love with: it’s diverse, you can get any food you want, it’s condensed, and there’s a certain camaraderie. Every city I go to, I compare to New York
—David Chang on why he loves NYC, taken from the book My First New York. The editors of New York Magazine started the idea of having different people write about their first experience in NYC for the magazine, but it got so popular and they saw so many people were interested that it grew into an entire book. People like Amy Sedaris, Naomi Campbell, David Chang, Nora Ephron, Parker Posey, Liza Minnelli, Liz Smith, and Dan Rather all give their story. It’s fun to see people describe NY, but it’s even more fun to see the difference between decades. Pick this book up!