When I was my nephew's age, and, like him, a college student in New York, I had a friend named Mike, who was born and raised in Brooklyn. He was a law student. One summer, he went to Los Angeles to do a clerkship; that fall, he recounted his sense of wonder as he looked at all the people around him who spent their lives outside New York. He could not imagine it. There are undoubtedly millions of others who share his sentiments; maybe you, too, feel the same way.