Friday, July 1, 2022

Kind of Europe

The French Building


"I find New York most agreeable in some ways to my temperament: the sense of everybody being displaced, everybody being a little neurotic, communicative, garrulous. New York is a kind of Europe."
Anthony Burgess, Conversations with Anthony Burgess


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Chameleon of a City

Bowery


"It seemed like New York was changing every time I blinked. One way one moment, and then completely different the nexta chameleon of a city that never fit into one box, that never clung to one descriptor. It was always something new, something exciting, something never before seen."
Ashley Poston, The Dead Romantics

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Land of Geniuses

College Walk at Columbia University

"Oh New York! Was I living in total darkness? Had I ever seen a truly modern beauty? No, not until I set my eyes on you. Ah beautiful city! Are all the natural and human resources deposited in you? Who transformed you into such perfect beauty? Is it the hands of men? Are their hands different from other hands? A land of geniuses. Oh New York, tell me, tell me."
Anne Tanyi-Tang, 
Two Plays