Monday, March 19, 2018

Coming Out of Winter

"New York is coming out of winter. Not that it ever hibernated; the city had just pulled its collar up and put its head down against the winds that whipped through its canyons, freezing faces and numbing lips. New Yorkers push through winter like soldiers through gunfire."
Don Winslow, The Force

Sunday, March 18, 2018

New York Way of Life

"New York is so impressive. At first I was intimidated by the frantic pace, by the wealth, by the dynamic strength of the city. I felt so insignificant. Then I began to notice an informality which surprised me, but which I liked. For example, women think nothing of wearing expensive furs and boots and a kerchief covering their hair, sometimes barely hiding hairpins and rollers. An Italian woman would never do that. On the other hand, I find this way of life practical and intelligent." 
Renata Tibaldi, Renata Tribaldi

Saturday, March 17, 2018


St. Patrick's Day Parade (Pixabay)

"St. Patrick's Day in New York is the expression of everything Irish — at least if by 'Irish' you mean green beer, fake leprechauns, and giant Styrofoam shamrocks."
DK, Off the Tourist Trail