I've seen a lot of changes. Many of them are for the better, some of them are for the worse, but all of them, all of them, are an erasure of the New York City I remember.
The city I still see in my mind sometime is the city I grew up in, and no amount of M&M Stores, Bubba Gump Shrimp Factories and Disney Stores can ever take that away. For better or worse, this is my New York.
(Also, by sheer coincidence, Herb Alpert's Rise--the music in the video--was the very first LP I ever bought!)