"The American narrative of immigration, hard work, and achievement is perhaps more quintessential to New York than anywhere else in the country. It's this story that attracts strivers to 'the city' even if the rents are too high. It’s this story that allows the wealthiest New Yorkers to hire ballerinas, opera singers, and professional artists as babysitters. And it’s this story that may have gotten the wealthiest New Yorkers where they are. But the story pervading New York, as well as the rest of the country, is that of inequality. It might not be as politically expedient, but it deserves telling, too."