Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pretending



"In a city with so many people, a New Yorker would always pretend not to see you when you didn't want to be seen."
Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spidey Sense

Lin-Manuel Miranda (John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

"If you grow up in New York City and you're paying attention, you have a better spidey sense than anyone else. It prepares you well for the rest of the world. You learn to listen to the hair on the back of your neck."
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Variety

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Improbable Love



"Love in New York is improbable. Those who can't find love first and fast may never find it. Those who are slapped by love each time they step on the subway, walk in the park or wait in a line will always find it but may never attain it. And new loveless keep arriving, they travel here from all over, intoxicated by the grandness, seduced by the possibility. We are a city of heartached strivers, sapped by our own wherewithal."
Justin Nobel, Standing Still in a Concrete Jungle