Saturday, August 27, 2016

Built Up

Central Park (Pixabay)

"The time will come when New York will be built up, when all the grading and filling will be done, and when the picturesquely—varied, rocky formations of the Island will have been converted into foundations for rows of monotonous straight streets, and piles of erect, angular buildings. There will be no suggestion left of its present varied surface, with the single exception of the Park."
Frederick Law Olmsted, A Clearing in the Distance

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Canaan

"Nobody loves New York more than I do, but I feel like the city's getting suburbanized itself. Less diverse, less edgy. It's more like New Canaan than like the city we moved to."
Jay McInerney, Bright, Precious Days

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Nation

"New York was or was always becoming what the rest of the nation turned out to be."
Milton M. Klein, quoted in The New York Times