8. You'll actually call your far-away friends again
Because Skyping your bros in DC or Chicago or Paris is so much easier than spending time on the MTA just so that you can see real people. FaceTime cocktail party, anyone?
9. Plus have an entirely new set of favorite spots
Because the best ramen shop/coffee co-op/beer bar is always the closest one.
10. And, whoa, new perspective
Manhattan has a way of making you blind to the outside world.
11. You'll find out pretty fast if you're a true Manhattanite
You're either gonna realize that you can live without that 20x20sqft studio that's marginally closer to six Starbucks, five bars, and Duane Reades in a "cooler" part of the city, or you can't. And if you can't, you're gonna move back.