Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happening



"Brooklyn is what's happening in New York City
. And what's happening in New York City is happening in Brooklyn."

Harold Augenbraum, quoted in The Brooklyn Experience

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Memory and Amnesia



"The city is constantly being tugged between the forces of memory and amnesia. Every un-renovated tenement is an offense to someone's sense of progress, each new building a desecration of someone's childhood. We fret because the city is changing too quickly and also not nearly fast enough. But, outside occasional periods of disenchantment, one constant remains: New York is not quite ample enough for all the people who want to be here."
Justin Davidson, Magnetic City

Friday, April 21, 2017

Digging New York



"A whiff of corner hotdogs
And nearly everybody's got dogs
This apple's sweet and big
Here life's a crazy gig
One thing I know
I dig New York!"
Barry Manilow, I Dig New York