Saturday, July 30, 2016
"Only in a crowded, diverse place like New York, surrounded by strangeness, do I come home to myself."
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone
Friday, July 29, 2016
"'Strange thing about the subways in New York,' he said. 'You spit and they fine you twenty-five dollars, but you can throw up for nothing."
Lewis Grizzard, The Grizzard Sample
Thursday, July 28, 2016
"My beloved New York is in a bad way. To be sure, many things are better: schools, food, race relations, public safety, even manners. The city is wealthier and healthier than when I was young. But—hey, in New York there's always a but—its architectural face is colder, more remote, less human, seeming to be sneering."
Pete Hamill, National Geographic