8. There Is Nothing to Do Here
Figuratively speaking, of course. New York is the city that never sleeps, the cultural capital of the world. But if you've just spent all day busting your ass so your rent payment will only be a few days late instead of a week, suddenly all those entertainment options aren't as feasible.
Your parents will love telling their friends that you live just around the corner from the Metropolitan Opera; they probably won't mention that the only time you've been inside was when the bathroom at the adjacent Domino's was busted and you snuck into the lobby to drunkenly break the seal.
Of course, if you look hard enough, you'll find the pleasant diversions other cities and towns have to offer, like bowling and mini-golf. But they'll be about as expensive as the Met and infested with those termites of the ironic activity world—hipsters.