Oh come on, I'd rather NYC than Bismark or San Diego or whatever. NYC is where Europe ends. The U.S. ends in London. I lived in Pasadena. Talk about xenophobic miseria. And Philadelphia: I can't even find the books I want. It's either SPD or SEPTA to St Marks. There are blond rattlesnakes, like twenty different kinds. It's right near the university sort of.