Despite Complaints, People Love NY For Crowds
People who live in Manhattan or Detroit might complain about the crowds, but as long as they remain in Manhattan or Detroit it's hard to take them seriously. There are plenty of sparsely populated areas in the United States, and anybody who wants to move there is free to do so. Manhattanites will tell you that they stay in New York because of the theater or the symphony or the job opportunities - but that's just another way of saying they stay in New York because it's crowded.
~Steven Landsburg in More Sex is Safer Sex