Why I’m leaving New York (eventually)
Inspired by the masterpiece written by esteemed author @kevincollier. Unlike many in the various tech scenes across New York, I was actually born and raised here. Learning early on that the most beautiful parts of the city itself were the grungy, dirty and graffiti plastered remnants of earlier inhabitants. Having the fortune of living in Kleindeutschland, otherwise known as the Lower East Side, had its residual effects on me. Sparking years of insightful conversations and history lessons from an aging generation of mostly Europeans slowly pushed out by waves of crime, poverty and gentrification.