Response to 17 Things That All New Yorkers Fear:
Pop art was invented in Great Britain in the 1950s. And the American most associated with this genre is from Pittsburgh. You say there are now “just armies of transplanted suburbanites in designer clothes…” The beatniks that used to populate New York were also transplanted suburbanites - i.e., Jack Kerouac was from Lowell, Mass. Quit bitchin’.