This is extremely symbolic to someone like me who lives in the Western United States. I have been to NYC and to me this picture just gives me the idea of being so close but so far away from the strangely beautiful city. I left part of my heart in NYC and it was not til I visited that I truly knew what "I Heart NY" truly meant. I see all these people flaunt these shirts around all over other parts of the world and I wonder, Do they truly know what it means to love NY? Or do they think its just a popular shit to wear? I know why I wear mine. To say, hey I made it there and fell in love, so I can make it anywhere. All the measily traffic of the rest of USA is in no comparison to NYC, the noise, the diversity, NYC truly does dance to a different beat than the rest of the USA and that is why this gate with its framing reminds me of a world apart message. One so close to those of us who truly love NYC, yet so distant in the world we view everyday.
"Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, Theres nothing you cant do, Now youre in New York, these streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you, lets here it for New York, New York, New York!"