Saturday, November 18, 2017

Suburbanization



"New York was the unbridled engine of the nation's progressive culture and creativity, sustaining a diversity of people, feeding the world with art, ideas, and ways of life that pushed the boundaries of convention. But now it seems this period has come to an end. The spirit of the city as we knew it has vanished in the shadow of luxury condo towers, rampant greed, and suburbanization."
Jeremiah Moss, Vanishing New York

Friday, November 17, 2017

No First Class



"When you're on the subway, there's no first class. Everyone's there together. I have kind of a joke I do when people ask 'why would you raise your kids in New York City?' And I say, 'So they don't end up like you.'"

Jim Gaffigan, NYCGo

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Concrete, Gridlock, Neighbors



"Miles of concrete, world-class gridlock, neighbors who won't even press the down button in the elevator for you: that's New York."
Dilys Winn, The New York Times