I'm glad you like the west side. I have a little more connection to NYC though. I was born in brooklyn, lived here 21 years, even went to college in Manhattan. I feel sad already just thinking about leaving. I'm jealous as hell of all those people who are coming to NYC for law school, even to attend the crappiest school (whatever that may be). The real sad thing is that, since SCU is such a regional school, I don't think i'll make it back home for years after i graduate.
There just isn't another place like NYC in the world, and i love my city.
OK, enough whining from me. good luck to you though. who knows, maybe i'll fall in love with san francisco and never want to leave.