"New York is a city of… something. Something tangible, but inexplicable." It "is a semi-coordinated mess, a place that seems like it could only survive in theory, in movies, and in ideology, yet somehow it works. It has carved out a niche of its own and flourished in its capabilities.
I grew up around the water. Family holidays were spent pottering around on our boat in the Hauraki Gulf, or making sandcastles in Whangamata with my cousins. There was a time where the only summer pocket money I earned was for completing the $10 challenge, a series of water based ‘survival’ challenges off the back of the boat. We were always taught that while the ocean was beautiful, and could provide hours of wonder and fun, it was also to be treated with the utmost respect.