There are two cities in the U.S. that truly matter: New York and L.A. Everywhere else is bullshit.
To paraphrase the blue-eyed singer of “New York, New York,” if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere and if you can’t there’s always Austin. We got chicken shit bingo, too!
It would be hard to disagree with him entirely, although the occasional rant from a longtime resident is just as predictable a part of the Austin ecosystem as the new arrival from Brooklyn howling at the moon about breakfast tacos. Whatever, it's a city. Live here or live somewhere else. There are lots of places to choose from and they all have their ups and downs.
I will say that although New York is a great city, I don't think its virtue arises from the constant and predictable hassles of life therein--the constant logistical sandbagging that corroborates Mr Sinatra's claim. I like challenges too, but my preference is to find something new rather than to make my existing routine as difficult simply to prove, ad nauseam, that I can do it. What are you guys, cowboys?