I agree. The city noise and sirens and chaos are a form of high for me. Much better than coffee! And when you have both, like Tony the Tiger would say, it's great. BTW, Tony the Tiger better watch out. He better avoid Africa unless he wants to become a fur coat which is than sold at the new Nordstrom's at the Central Park Tower.
And yes, no other city compares. I've traveled to many cities in Europe, and they just don't have that gravitational pull like NYC does. Possibly Asian cities like Hong Kong can compete or Shanghai, but lets just say this, in the Western Hemisphere, it's the coolest city by far.