Only in NY are playgrounds surrounded by barbed wire fence.
Only in NY can you watch a uniformed officer and a plainclothes officer escort a guy off in handcuffs. (Honest!)
Only in NY do residents need to call ahead an hour in advance to get their car out of the garage, as my friend, a resident of Chelsea, told me.
Only in NY do two beams of light, originating at the spot where the twin towers once stood, extend heavenward.