Thursday, May 25, 2017

Confusion



"The main thing I've noticed most about New York is that people who live here have no idea how anyone else in America lives, thinks or manages to survive. They seem to assume rural Americans mostly sit in barren 12x12 aluminum rooms and stare at mounted elk carcasses. However, it's worth noting that the rest of the country has the same confusion about New Yorkers, particularly in regard to their level of general rudeness (and cast members from the 1979 film ''The Warriors''). It has been my experience that strangers in New York are exceedingly friendly, almost to the point of being weirdly insecure."
Chuck Klosterman, The New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sodom and Gomorrah



"New York City is just another name for Sodom and Gomorrah. Why, when Jesus returns in the year 2000, just like Granddaddy Ellsworth says, he won't even stop to take a leak in New York City."
Vera Jane Cook, Dancing Backward in Paradise

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Heart of the City



"A wild sky above great parallel rails—that, first and foremost, is New York. In the heart of the city, you are in the heart of nature."
Jean-Paul Sartre, We Have Only This Life to Live