It’s a less convenient lifestyle. New Yorkers are more like Europeans. They take subways, buses, trolleys, trams, and all kinds of other public transport instead of driving their cars everywhere. Plus of course they walk a lot in cities.
New York couldn’t be more different from Dubai.
The New Yorker police department is not known to equip their officers with Maserati and Ferrari vehicles. There are no 20% of New York residents living on a basic income with free electricity and water.
All good reasons to ask New York architects to take their silver skyscrapers to Dubai.