Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On Its Feet


"New York is a town on its feet. Our cities lie down by the rivers or the sea, stretching into the landscape, awaiting the traveller; but this one refuses to bend—it stands erect, straight and intimidating."
 Youssouf Amine Elalamy, A Moroccan in New York

Monday, February 8, 2016

Red Hook


"This is Red Hook, not Sicily. This is the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge. This is the gullet of New York swallowing the tonnage of the world."
Arthur Miller, A View from the Bridge

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Merchant of Venice


"NEW YORK: The posthumous revenge of the Merchant of Venice."
Elbert Hubbard, Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard