Hey there New Yorkers! I've been living here for a little over a year. I came to the city because it seemed like it would be a place with more opportunity then where I was before. Specifically I've been trying to get into the recording world. I've had some luck and I'm starting to get some clients etc... However, I keep hearing from people that have been in the city for more than 5 years say that it's not the same as it used to be. What are your thoughts on the state of things here? Is the music biz healthy in NYC? The astronomically high rent and prices make it almost impossible to live here. How do you carve out a living. There are thousands of bands, thousands of engineers, thousands of musicians all working for dirt wages it seems. I'd appreciate any thoughts you guys have.