Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Commonwealth of Brooklyn

Dumbo (Pixabay)

"Brooklyn was like a commonwealth, a colony of peoples, yet at the same time it served as a gateway. "
Andrew Sarris, Song of Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Expect the Unexpected

Manhattan (Pixabay)


"New York City is a place where one can expect the unexpected. When the city shows its ugliness it is not a pretty sight, and when New York turns violent it is often brutal."
Richard Giudice, Everyone's a Suspect

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Leaving Manhattan

George Washington Bridge (Pixabay)


"The thought of leaving Manhattan was like a tug in her gut, and not the pleasant, anticipatory kind. She'd grown up across the river, thinking Manhattan was the center of the universe. She'd never been the sort to get hit with wanderlust, had never had the desire to see what was over the next hill just because the hill hid the view."
Laura Anne Gilman, Blood from Stone