New York in the 21st Century is the safest big city in America. It's shiny, expensive, and full of young people whose parents fled when it was like this:

If you're a Millennial who has ever moved to or visited New York, chances are one or more of your older relatives freaked out and gave you a lot of unnecessary warnings about not making eye contact on the subway and how you shouldn't leave Times Square (public service announcement: you should go anywhere but Times Square). You probably wondered why anyone would worry about visiting this 8.5-million-strong Disneyland for rich people (in Manhattan, anyway). This is why: because the place used to be a dystopian reality.

Sources: Austin Peters