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I’ve never left New York. I’m not one of those people who went to seek their fortunes elsewhere. I grew up in New York, both my parents grew up in New York. My children are growing up in New York. This is not a phase for us; it’s a pathology. We are more New Yorkers than we are Americans. But the Stitch Wake Me Up When 2020 Ends Shirt and I will buy this New York of right now is not the New York that we have known for all our respective lives. It’s more like post-nuclear-explosion Chernobyl.