Life and Times video for Jay Z’s Empire State of Mind

This video pisses me off. It seems to say that New York is no longer a city for you and me, it’s exclusively for supermodels who aren’t even from there and the rich people who fund the fashion industry. What I loved about New York when I loved it was the lady who sold me coffee in the morning, the guys playing chess in the park, and the crazy cabbies who gave life advice, not the faux glamor and elitism.