Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Opposite


"One of the essential conditions of living in New York City is thinking wistfully about living in California. It's the opposite coast, therefore presumed to be the opposite in every other way."
Rumaan Alam, Rich and Pretty

Friday, June 24, 2016

Place of Extremes


"It was a glorious day outside—not yet the full summer warmth, but balmy enough for people to bare their arms and legs without the fear of goose pimples. Those windows of time were so short in New York City, which was in all ways a place of extremes."
Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mourning New York


"We always just miss New York. I watched it with this neighborhood. When I moved here everyone was mourning the SoHo of the seventies, Tribeca of the eighties, and already ringing the death knell for the East Village. Now people romanticize the Alphabet City of Jonathan Larson. We all walk in a cloud of mourning for the New York that just disappeared."
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter