I spent the last couple days in and near Manhattan, NY. This song was going through my mind the entire time. music.apple.com/us/album/…

I grew up an hour away from NYC, on Long Island. We were young and impressionable and the culture and spirit of the city rubbed off on us. I am biased, but it truely is a special place. During the early 1900’s about 12 million people passed through Ellis Island. Making New York and America the melting pot it was. And hopefully still is.

Dear, New York, I hope you’re doin' well.
I know a lot’s happened, and you’ve been through hell.
So, we give thanks for providin' a home.
Through your gates at Ellis Island, we passed in droves.