Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vast Jungle



"New York is actually not a city but a vast jungle that to explore and get to know would take an entire lifetime. During the past six weeks I have barely become acquainted with its outer borders, but i keep on working to get to know this monster."
Max Beckmann, Max Beckmann in New York City

Monday, April 22, 2019

Avidity



"Avidity is New York’s middle name. It used to be said, when Boston and New York were the two poles of East Coast life, that Bostonians think New York is brash, vainglorious, and money-obsessed, while New York thinks Boston is hidebound, smug, and defensive. They’re both right!"
Jonathan Galassi, Words Without Borders

Friday, April 19, 2019

Melting Pot

Lego store

"Everyone came to the Big Apple. The
 Statue of Liberty was there, the very symbol of America to many. Immigrants from all over the world had met prejudice here, then become accepted as Americans here, and it was still one of the most wonderful melting pots to be found anywhere."

Heather Graham, Flawless