New York values hard work, enthusiasm, and creativity. You find diversity, humor, great food and compassion here. Resilience, authenticity, passion, and intelligence are also "values" of the people in New York. This is an incredibly difficult and competitive place to live. It can sometimes be materialistic and rude, and totally stressful, but it's the best city I've experienced and am incredibly lucky to have called it my home for the past 16 years.