You know, Harry Potter elves want to be slaves, Mass Effect Asari are only attracted to species that they can make extinct through demographic replacement, Care4Calais employees want to be the focus of a migrant worker orgies, New Yorkers want the rush of risking being stabbed.New yorkers are just a different breed if there isn't a chance they will be stabbed to death their not happy.
There were a fuck ton of very horrible riots during the late 60s or the civil rights movement. Watts and LA come to mind, and the 70s and 80s were a rough time for american cities with new york expecially being an example.
Gulliani actually was able to clean up the city, but New Yorkers fucking hated it, no seriously they Fucking hated it I cant understate how many new yorkers I talked to hated the fact that the city was cleaner, safer and more prosperious.
New yorkers are just a different breed if there isn't a chance they will be stabbed to death their not happy.
“It is idle to point out to the perverted man the horror of his perversion: while the fierce fit is on, that horror is the very spice of his craving. It is ugliness itself that becomes, in the end, the goal of his lechery; beauty has long since grown too weak a stimulant.”