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New York has been given a myriad of names: The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the city where dreams are made of, the center of the universe, and countless other hyperbolic descriptors. People like to say that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, and it's probably true. 

If you can bear the unwelcoming people, the unbecoming smell, the filthy subways, and your cramped one bedroom apartment without losing your sanity, then you've probably fell for the rhapsodic promise of New York. We pity you, mostly because we are you. Whether you've recently moved to the city of lights from a flyover state, or were born and raised here, here are a few facts that may inspire you to pack your bags and head back home. Like, tomorrow. If you can't hack it, don't worry; not many can. 

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