I loved it when I was living there on my own, but towards the end I did get the feeling that it was starting to be too much for me. There is no escape. You have to accept the fact that you will always be surrounded by people and buildings and other man-made things.
Still, on the other hand, I do miss NYC. Terrific community, even if it’s a few hundered times the size of what you would normally consider a community. Lots of amazing people doing amazing things in that city.