Saturday, April 24, 2010

Anywhere? Yeah Right.

...if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere...???

Actually, I think that popular shibboleth is factually incorrect.

It's easier to *make it* in the New York Metro area because there's so much more opportunity. Sure in some industries the competition is cutthroat; and sure, those mediocre restaurants in your hometown would be bankrupted out of Manhattan in a New York minute...

But still, I know plenty of Morons in New York who have done really well - economically anyway.

There's just so much darn money and capital floating around. The only secret to success in NY is to get your hands into a pool of it.

So a lot of the people who've allegedly made it here....I submit they'd be hard-pressed to do as well in not just in flyover country, but even in smaller cites.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gotta say, except for the pizza and bagels, f- that to "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere." Besides all the free-floating capital and numbskull investors, there's always a captive audience of 15 MILLION people in the tri-state area to sell your produce to. Even R.H. Macy failed in Haverhill, MA and had to try his department store fortunes in New York.


P.S.: wouldn't Manhattan's (and Brooklyn's, I s'pose now) hipsters have hated Frank Sinatra, for simply hailing from Hoboken?