1. Everyone has a story.
People move to New York for all kinds of reasons – to become a star, to start their own business, to fall in love, or just to feel cool for a while. Anyone you talk to has some kind of interesting back story, from the Cape Verdean chef who works at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, to the woman who lived in Wichita, Kansas for 37 years, and just needed a change of pace. Residents who have lived here all their lives sometimes have the most exciting stories, as they’ve watch NYC evolve over the years from their rent-stabilized apartment windows.