Sunday, June 24, 2018

Underdogs and Loudmouths

"New York is a city of underdogs and loudmouths and people who just couldn't stand their small towns for one more second; in a sense, even straight people come to New York to be gay."
Paul Rudnick, New York Magazine

Saturday, June 23, 2018


"I think of New York as a stage, peopled over the centuries by the most fascinating characters anyone could ever hope to meet anywhere, in and out of books, and I feel lucky to be among them, taking my turn on the stage."
Lesley Dormen,

Friday, June 22, 2018

Town of Contrasts

"A town of contrasts, puritan and libertine; the two-sided picture of a well-policed America and a savage continent, of East and West; a few yards from the luxury of Fifth Avenue and one is in battered and dirty Eighth Avenue. New York is the symbol of America, and half of its population is foreign; it is a center of Anglo-Saxon culture, speaking Yiddish; . . . after making you rich in a week, it ruins you in one morning."
Paul Morand, Mirror for Gotham