The "moving to New York City" story has become a cliche. We often hear about people who move to the city from other parts of the country. But, let's not forget about those who come here from overseas.
During the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, poet Walt Whitman declared it “the grandest physical habitat and surroundings of land and water the globe affords." His poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is celebrated by poetry lovers every year in an event in which they cross the Brooklyn Bridge reading poems about the bridge and city.