Here's a little snippet from this lovely article by Courtney Iseman over at Edible Brooklyn, on NYC's extremely dedicated homebrew scene:
Along with creativity and sacrifice comes commitment and dedication. If you’re going to MacGyver your apartment for a hobby, you want to be sure you’ll love that hobby for a long time. . . .“If you’re doing it in New York City, you’re not just doing it half-ass, you gotta commit to it.”
Check out the rest of the article here.