I was reading Nick Paumgarten’s musings on the current state and historic cycles of wealth in Greenwich, CT, in last week’s New Yorker on my way to work this morning when the following phrase made me laugh out loud:

If New York City is the heart of the marketplace, Greenwich is the liver, where toxins are processed and rich bits collect.

What an awesome way to describe the tony tri-state suburbs, as well as a succinct reminder of why I wouldn’t live in them even if I could afford to.