What’s most upsetting about leaving the city is that I won’t be around to defend it. When you love something as much as I love the city, you want to be there when it needs you. And frankly the city needs all of us right now. … It’s constantly under attack and none of our blocks look the same day to day. Everywhere I look, scaffoldings stare at me like the plague descending on the city that made me who I am. I’ve thought about this a long time and there are three things that I believe we can do.
Eddie Huang on leaving NY