Just returned from a fantastic trip to "the city that never sleeps". A few days of learning and exploration with some fantastic people, capped off by a day of "touristy" behavior with my wonderful wife and dynamic daughter. New York is an amazing city. Visiting some of its sights and sounds, and indulging in some of its tastes and culture is always a good thing. It is also made better by being with those with whom you enjoy spending time.