Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Money Getting

Financial District (Photo: Pexels)

"The general aspect of New York is unquestionably pleasing. It is full, even to overflow, of business and bustle, and crowded with a population devoting their whole energies, to the arts of money-getting."
Thomas Hamilton, Men and Manners in America

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Beverly Hills

"People who live in Brooklyn can now rightfully snicker at people who live in Manhattan. To them, Manhattan is like Beverly Hills now. Like, 'oh, you live in Manhattan, you live in the village, how quaint'. And Queens is next, and the Bronx is next."
Alec Baldwin, WWD

Monday, November 23, 2015

Social Fluidity

"There isn't a neighborhood in New York that is free of the poor, the raffish, the unwanted. Social fluidity in the city means no one gets away from no one."
Vivian Gornick, Approaching Eye Level