People from all over the world used to come to New York, and they all wanted to be part of it all. People were intoxicated and inspired by the amazing energy in the streets of New York, the palpable sense of freedom. People came to New York and we wanted to be like New York. We wanted to reinvent ourselves in the face of that amazing magnetic energy.
Now people come to New York, and they want New York to be like where they’re from. They don’t think they need to reinvent themselves. They think they just need to become successful.