20 Women Share The Moment They Fell In Love With NYC

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
New York, New York. Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Alicia Keys has openly proclaimed their love for the city that never sleeps (or, as we like to call it, the greatest place on earth). And, even with its flaws (soaring rents, tiny spaces, too many tourists — all the time), we have an undying devotion to the city we call home, and all the reasons we just couldn't live anywhere else: 24/7 Duane Reade, all-night-long pizza delivery, available cabs at nearly every corner (yes, even during rush hour).

Carrie Bradshaw once said, "If...you only get one great love, New York may just be mine." And these 20 ladies agree. Ahead, some of the city's most powerful women, from Donna Karan to Garance Doré, share the moment they fell for NYC — and why their romance with the concrete jungle isn't drying up anytime soon.

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