I received my Masters degree in Urban Geography 2 years ago and have spent time since then working for a think-tank in DC. I am now looking for jobs in NY and believe I am close to getting an offer from the NYC Dept of Planning. The work sounds interesting, but I'm a little worried (judging by the people I met and the overall office environment where I interviewed/would be working) that it's quite bureaucratic, with little room for personal/professional growth. It IS a city agency, afterall. Still, I think it might be a great opportunity. Has anybody here ever worked for the NYC Dept of Planning? If so, what were your likes/dislikes? Thank You.