Monday, November 12, 2018

Giving Place



"New York used to be a giving place, a place that gave more than it took. Now it takes more than it gives."
Archibald MacLeish, quoted in Architectural Digest

Friday, November 9, 2018

Origami



"He tells me about New York and how it opens like an origami figure, showing more dimensions every day, more hidden restaurants and art galleries, more tucked-away stores and more people, always more people, all of them with stories."
Lauren Oliver, Broken Things

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Outer Boroughs

Queens


"His speech was not cowboy laconic but rather Queens jive, the wage-slave patois of that tiny throwback slice of the city workforce that was actually born somewhere out there in the B- and C-list boroughs, the ones separated from the main island by waterways that served as velvet ropes."
Kyle Smith, Caroline in the City