New York, hands down. Paris and London are also great cities, and I love Philly too. In general, I tend to like any city.
I honestly don’t remember. I’m pretty sure I bought whatever was cheapest on Amazon (w/good reviews). It’s a pretty simple piece of hardware. Just make sure the reviews say there aren’t any light leaks and you should be fine.
Thanks for taking a look at my work (and congrats on Penn)! If you see me around campus, feel free to say hi. I don’t bite.