The place is a dump
everything is overpriced, everything is old and dirty. Only certain areas of manhattan are okay but you pay a heavy premium to live anywhere close to that. Commuting each morning using the subway is a hassle. The nightlife is not that special. There's something for everyone but if you can find that niche in another large metropolitan city then it will be much better and cheaper. You really have to love walking to live in nyc. I got so lazy when I used to live in nyc. The place is stressful as fuck to live in for no good reason. The blazing summer heat sucks too.
All the women seem stuck up and pretentious.
You can live in the outer boroughs but the commute is such a hassle.
I don't see what the big fascination with nyc is