@asharpcookie This is SUCH a good point. You are so right. I'm having a moment.
@therealjaygatsby I tried posting this already, but it didn't go through, so apologies if it ends up showing up like 4 times. Anyway. What most everyone else said applies to me, too—my network is here, networking is real and actually helps beyond belief, grad school was here, New York is amazing and I'm obsessed with it, etc.—in addition to which, my family (parents, grandma, sibs) are also here. That's a biggie. But yes, "why New York?" is the eternal question, and I will have to face it more substantially at some point. @vanderlyn "Condominiums or cooperatives to purchase"??! I wish. I don't think the issue is choosing to live in a "trendy" neighborhood. I chose my neighborhood because it was cheap. But now it's been 3.5 years, and it's not so cheap anymore. And that's a much, much bigger problem with New York that I don't know who's gonna solve it.
@aetataureate I have them, I just pay for them, which means...spending more money!!