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Pied Piper Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:55 PM
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165. My own unprofessional opinion
is that NYers, who experienced 9/11 first hand, have become more human than the rest of us. They saw the planes hit, not on TV, but live, in real life. The saw the jumpers, and they watched the towers crumble in front of their very eyes. This wasn't a made-for-tv movie, it was real life for them.

I grew up in the mid-west hearing that NYC was the new Sodom. I was absolutely terrified of the city on my first visit in 1986. I now live in Boston and have had many occasions to visit NYC. Post 9/11, I've found the NY-ers to be the most friendly and helpful to tourists.

One year after 9/11, I had the lucky opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. After the concert, my buddies and I went bar-hopping. When asked why I was wearing a tuxedo, my pals would respond, "He just played at Carnegie Hall!" At every single bar that we visited that night, the whole company received free drinks.

Granted, I was on quite a rush from the concert, but why would 5 different bars give complimentary drinks to a gang of tourists?

I love NYC and its people. If I didn't have a job that I love in Boston, I would love to live in NYC for a year or so, maybe more...

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