I recently flew back to New York for an alumni event at Pratt Institute of Art and Design. After successfully completing a Masters degree in design, I would eventually live and work in the city and ended up residing in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for the better part of five years. During that time I never underestimated the city's capacity to intrigue. It was just part of living in that time and that space.

What is it about New York City that makes it so creative? Does it have to do with the amorphous distinctions between street art and gallery spaces? Is it because it's the birth place of hip hop, home to world class museums, or the long tradition of visual design. Could it be attributed to the influx of immigrant cultures?

Perhaps it has to do with that seemingly intangible quality that emphatically insists that absolutely anything is possible. Whatever it is, whatever you call it, the buzz is unmistakable.