Baudrillard names America the original version of modernity. If this is the case its center is not New York but Los Angeles. New York evolves when Los Angeles feels like it has been stuck in a perpetual present.
Everything is clean, pacified. The sun is the main resident. The signs, the hair, the bodies are also so bright but completely unified with the landscape.
The city feels busy but vacant at the same time. Like you are looking at a space that someone just left.