Friday, September 19, 2014

Top of the Heap

"'Big Apple' means the big time, the pinnacle of success, the top of the heap."
Vernon Boggs, Gerald Handel and Sylvia Fleis Fava, The Apple Sliced

Thursday, September 18, 2014


"Manhattan in the morning is a living stream of purpose; everyone's got a place to be and a problem on their mind. That doesn't mean it's an unfriendly place—just busy and preoccupied."
Laura Anne Gilman, Pack of Lies

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Losing Touch

"New York, like Boston, is too near London and Paris to be American. It is not in touch with the West. It is losing touch with the people."
Hamlin Garland, Hamlin Garland, Prairie Radical