There’s something in the New York air that makes sleep useless
— Simone de Beauvoir

There Is No Time Like the First Time

Joey Goebel
The feeling I got the first time I went to New York is a feeling
I doubt I will ever be able to replicate. It was a feeling of wonder
that had been out of reach for me since childhood, when Santa and
summer were capable of giving me a natural buzz that I had assumed
adults are incapable of knowing. It turns out they can know it, if only
they go to the great big playground for adults that is New York City!