I'd just like belatedly to echo Finbar's paean of praise for New York: that's what a city ought to be.
A Kerryman emigrated to New York, and when he visited home years later, people asked him what the place was like. "Oh, a great place altogether, lads, but huge, like." "Would it be as big as, maybe, Tralee?" "Oh, man dear, 'tis twice the size of Tralee!"