Friday, January 19, 2018

Swell



"New York is swell. It is swell on a cold wet night and it is swell on a cold clear dawn. It is swell with the cars coming fast toward you and it is swell down by the subway tracks, where the people come to gather and watch each other and wait. It is swell with the attractive denizens and with those who are not, including those, like you, who might once have been. It is swell with the shop lights and it is swell with its skyscrapers and acres of rubble and brilliant glass-strewn streets with everyone loving everything and moving through the haze of airborne particles saying fuck you."
Laird Hunt, The Exquisite

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Giant Sculpture



"New York is a giant sculpture where the streets are chiseled from rock, just like Michelangelo carving out a block of marble, and every human being is part of this sculpture."
Timothy Levitch, Getting the Whole Story

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Contradiction



"New York is one big contradiction . . . the hustle and bustle of Times Square at mid-day . . . then the voiceless whisperings of young lovers as they clip-clop through Central Park in the moonlight. Horse drawn cabs being screamed at by blaring taxis."
Ian Cullen and Catherine Arley, Tantalus