“Usually people say, ‘Oh, did you like it better when the city was dangerous and dirty?’ No, I didn’t. But those things do not go hand in hand. The choice shouldn’t be between dangerous and dirty, or clean and psychotically expensive. That means only rich people can come here, and let’s face it, they’re not your most fascinating people.”— Essayist/cultural critic Fran Lebowitz quoted in “Party Lines,” New York Magazine, May 4-7, 2015
Or, to paraphrase Ernest Hemingway's (invented) exchange with F. Scott Fitzgerald:
"The rich are different from you and me."
"Yes, they're more boring."