“Some of the most obnoxious people that I know live in Florida. But I should not generalize that everyone down there acts the way that they do. I won’t do it again.” ~ Domnic
I moved out of Canarsie in 1977 to go to Houston (mostly for economic reasons). In 1977, Houston was a city of very limited amenities. For example, by the time you realized you had entered downtown, you had already left it. (Really!) Pizza was mostly horrible, most ethnic foods no better, and the only restaurants we could find that were mostly decent were related to steak.
I’ve visited many US cities over the years. They all have their own collective personalities. Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of energy defending New York and New Yorkers in Houston and elsewhere. On an individual level, New Yorkers can be as nice as anyone in the world, but the city … Let’s just say that on balance it’s not a welcoming place. (In my experience, I feel like only Los Angeles is less pleasant.) Continue reading