Monday, August 29, 2016

Too Close and Too Far

"No matter what you're doing in New York you're not the only one, and the absurdity is that this movement and buzz makes you feel especially anonymous. People living too close to and too far from one another at the same time."
Darin Strauss, Half a Life

Sunday, August 28, 2016


"New York may be many things to many people, but it is most certainly creative. It is weird and off-the-wall. This is a place where, at bare minimum, two costume parties, one themed burlesque show, three classes and lectures on some topic I’ve never dreamed of, not to mention dozens of art shows, plays, readings, and more, happen every week."
Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Built Up

Central Park (Pixabay)

"The time will come when New York will be built up, when all the grading and filling will be done, and when the picturesquely—varied, rocky formations of the Island will have been converted into foundations for rows of monotonous straight streets, and piles of erect, angular buildings. There will be no suggestion left of its present varied surface, with the single exception of the Park."
Frederick Law Olmsted, A Clearing in the Distance