"I was amazed by how old-fashioned and European New York seemed—quite different to what I'd imagined. Bellboys and maître d's, all that sort of thing. Unnecessary fluff and very unexpected. It was as if somebody had said, “These are the rules” in 1920 and it hadn't changed a bit since. On the other hand, it was the fastest-moving modern place you could be."
Keith Richards and James Fox, Life