Remember my post about TV New York vs. real New York? A couple more examples-
1. Someone driving a Ferrari to a downtown dance club...in Manhattan...and talking about what an amazing ride it was. Because there are all those wide-open, empty streets in Manhattan that just beckon to an overpowered sports car with a manual transmission.
2. A native New Yorker bemoaning the current touristy state of Times Square and the vanished, "gritty" Times Square of yore. Sorry, anyone who lived in New York in the '70s or '80s is perfectly happy to never see that "grit" again.