Sunday, May 29, 2016

Eau de New York

"As the days heat up, the sewage stench on the north side of Forty-second Street just west of Sixth Avenue—Eau de Bank of America—ripens, and the ruts of horse shit along Central Park South begin to sing. At certain subway stops, the odor of rotting flesh returns, as though from a winter in Arizona, and all over town you can enjoy the blossoming of that chief attribute of New York: the smell of urine."
Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker

Saturday, May 28, 2016


"Fact: Girls who are having a good sex thing stay in New York. The rest want to spend their summer vacations in Europe."
Gail Parent, Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

Friday, May 27, 2016

New York Noises

"I loved any chance to drive through the filthy, bewildering streets of New York, see so many different types of people, marvel that so many noises could exist all at once—horns, sirens, human yells."
Lucy Grealy, Autography of a Face