I lived in New York from 1984 till 1998, I spent 2 years on Manhatten before I even left the Island.
I would go on long long walks, often. Sometimes into areas where I white Guy shouldnt go.
I figured it out. The Creator Thingy looks after Drunks, Babies and Australian’s in Transit. I had a couple of WELLLL Near Misses you might say. In areas I didnt have a problem with. But then I realized I was the Only White Fella for miles. I guess it was my accent that one em over " – ))
Its just such a Vibe of a City with so much humanity. Of all sorts