Friday, October 11, 2019

Endless Chances



"New York is a city of endless chances and opportunity for those who are willing to dream and work hard." 
David Levinson, Crain's New York

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Emotional Palimpsest



"The city is an emotional palimpsest for all its inhabitants. There's that certain street corner, where you had your first kiss with someone, or there's that street crossing where you had an argument. These places become so emotionally freighted for everyone who lives in the city and, of course, that might be the same street corner that you see in, say, Woody Allen’s Manhattan."
Hermione Hoby, Five Books

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Spiritual Decay



"The eye bends down from the jutting skyscraper-man's material achievement—to gaze in horror on the pawing mess of Broadway at lunchtime and the greasy, muttering squalor of the interior of a subway car—surely the symbol of man's spiritual decay."
William Styron, Selected Letters of William Styron