...I reside in Gotham City. Every self respecting rodent must live or visit New York City once in their life. It's our Mecca...
You must be talking about the Big Apple? I thought Gotham City was the city of Superman?
Regardless, you are a transplant, as opposed to a native? There is a difference in perspective. The transplant might just focus on the "bright lights, big city." The native might just focus on the fact that the city is just "home."
And what did you say about an adopted family?