On the Town was a musical written by that wonderful combo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Leonard Bernstein wrote the music.
Incidentally, on stage the lyric was "New York, New York a helluva town!" This was apparently to wild for MGM who changed it to "New York, New York a wonderful town!"
When I was in town last week for my uncle's funeral, I spent the following day in
New York City with some dear friends. I can't really explain how I felt. I'm not native to NYC. I'm a Jersey Girl, but being back in NYC again made me feel like I was home. Being on NJ Transit made me smile. The fact that I could remember the train stations and schedules to get into the city made me happy. I was even able to help out a few tourists who were lost. (I, myself, was lost at one point because the E train was stopped and sitting just short of the 6 train and the nice policeman gave me bad directions for getting to the 6 train.) Anyway, I love my new city and state. It is a wonderful place for us to raise our kids and live in an incredible neighborhood with great friends, neighbors, and schools. But every now and then it's nice to slip back into a comfortable place and enjoy it for a few hours.