Wednesday, January 26, 2022

I Love New York

"There isn't another like it.
No matter where you go.
And nobody can compare it.
It's win and place and show.
New York is special.
New York is diff'rent' cause there's no place else
on earth quite like New York and that's why
I Love New York."
Steve Karmen, I Love New York

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Isolated Pockets

"I remember somebody telling me before I moved here that there were so many neighborhoods and so many people live in a neighborhood and never really leave it. That was basically my experience when I lived in Morningside Heights. There’d be times when I would have to go somewhere else — I’d have a birthday party and have to go to SoHo, or something — and I’d go on the subway and have no idea where I was or how it connected to anything. Even six or seven years later, I’d be walking and think, Oh, this is where that happened! They’d be all of these isolated pockets where, at the time, I had no idea how they happened."
Kristopher Jansma, Electric Literature

Monday, January 24, 2022

Social Experiment

"New York is a great social experiment with so many different people coming together to live in one place at one time, in relative equanimity."
Robert Abrams, The Luckiest Guy in the World