In The Great Gatsby, why does Jordan live in New York City instead of in West Egg or East Egg?  Is she a model representative of New York residents?

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What an interesting question!  Putting myself into Fitzgerald's thought process, I would say that the reason why Jordan Baker lives in New York City proper instead of East Egg or West Egg is because she is neither "new rich" or "old rich," but something like "continuing...

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