There is a part in "The Garden of Good and Evil" where John Cusack's character plays a tape of NYC street traffic to help him get to sleep. I think I had just moved to NY when that movie was released. I remember seeing that and thinking it was cool. I imagined that one day, I might need a city tape for myself.
Luckily, I am happy to report that falling asleep to the city noise is not something I need or am particularly going to miss. I might make a tape of the city noise for like 4 minutes - but its definitely not going to be my means of falling asleep. As we all know, I do love NY - but its noises and my sleep, definitely were not meant to be.