I grew up in one of the best cities a person can ask for . I learned how to be competitive and how to interact with people of different nationalities. From the different foods, languages and clothing you cant help but to indulge in experiencing them. If you don't allow yourself to explore in them at least you were expose to them. You have different types of traffic such as the trains stations, bus stations, cars, people walking in the street, multiple vendors. The smell in the air cannot be copied it a mixture of pollution from the vehicles, hotdog carts, food trucks selling Indian, Chinese, and American foods, restaurants from different areas in the world blessing the people with their aroma from their homeland, street stores selling scented oils and incent it is just incredible! There's no other place like Brooklyn. My experience living in Brooklyn has propel me to be able to live anywhere that I choose to live in the world.