If I had to pick one thing and one thing only that truly moved, inspired me, expanded my mind, and moved my feet, I would hand that golden stature to the greatest soul superstar you never heard of: Mingering Mike.
Think you are good at something? Try this one on for size. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist with an incredible memory. He also has autism, but that may be beside the point. Give him 45 minutes to look and he will recreate your city with incredible accuracy in just a few days. (thanks Listverse!)
In my dreams, NYC transforms overnight. Manhattan is no longer the island of the super-rich. The ubiquitous advertising is gone. Everything is art. In fact it looks a lot like The Heidelberg Project outside of Detroit. This alone is a reason for a trip to Michigan.