Wednesday, August 31, 2011
"In the evening light Manhattan, as always, looked miraculous — towers of light thrusting upwards into the suffused glow of the sky, and the freeways moving rivers of headlights. Here was a city that offered, in its brash and open-handed way, every conceivable form of delight."
Rosamunde Pilcher, September
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
|Central Park Reservoir|
"The trick of enjoying New York is to not be so busy grinding your way to the center of the earth that you fail to notice the sparkle of the place, a scale and a kind of wonder that put all human endeavors in their proper place."
David Carr, The Night of the Gun
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Simone de Beauvoir, America Day by Day
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
"The real purpose of the evening for most of the attendees was to play the New York game: to show off what they had and compare it to others who had as much or more."
Olivia Goldsmith, The First Wives Club
Thursday, August 25, 2011
"One can live in this city for years and still feel like an outsider."
Caitlin Leffel, NYC: An Owner's Manual: Arriving, Surviving and Thriving in the Greatest City in the World
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
"Living in New York was like being on location for a movie that never wrapped."
Jay McInerney, How It Ended
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
|The Pond in Central Park|
"The gravitational pull of New York has drawn all of those desirous of being a big fish in the biggest pond."
Joshua David Stein and Alice Twemlow, StyleCity New York
Monday, August 22, 2011
"The driving forces in the making of New York remain essential parts of its character: greed, energy, tolerance, and optimism."
Pete Hamill, New York: City of Islands
Sunday, August 21, 2011
"To me, New York is like a bitch of a woman, she's too much to handle, and I don't admire her lifestyle."
Danielle Steel, Going Home
Saturday, August 20, 2011
"Sometimes she thought New York resembled a women's college in the way that it brought women together, in part because of a lack of decent men."
J. Courtney Sullivan, Commencement
Friday, August 19, 2011
"New York is America writ large."
Willie Morris, Conversations with Willie Morris (Literary Conversations Series)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
|Bowery and Houston|
Isabel Gillies, A Year and Six Seconds
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
"Tough, feisty Manhattan was the only world that mattered."
Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club
Monday, August 15, 2011
"New York City is a landscape of bad possibilities."
Colin Harrison, Manhattan Nocturne: A Novel
Sunday, August 14, 2011
"New York was the only place she knew of where the sheer weight of the human intensity wore one down to fatigue, made you feel as though you had done a job."
Stanley Crouch, Don't the Moon Look Lonesome: A Novel in Blues and Swing
Saturday, August 13, 2011
|Saks Fifth Avenue|
"New York is the only place that makes America endurable."
William Henry Rideing, A LITTLE UPSTART : A NOVEL
Friday, August 12, 2011
Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City - The Complete Series (Collector's Giftset)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Paul Goldberger, New York Times World of New York: An Uncommon Guide to the City of Fantastics
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
|View from The High Line|
"New York is a nightmare and a paradise, the absolute image of what a city should be, magical. Everything is broken and modern at the same time, as if it were two cities in one."
Annette Messager, Annette Messager: The Messengers
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
|Sugar House Prison Window|
"New York has no truck with the past. It expels its dead."
Luc Sante, Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Monday, August 8, 2011
"New York (and this is the source of its charm and its peculiar fascination) was then a city where anything seemed possible. Like the urban fabric, the social and cultural fabric was riddled with holes. All you had to do was pick one and slip through if, like Alice, you wanted to get to the other side of the looking glass and find worlds so enchanting that they seemed unreal."
Claude Levi-Strauss, The View from Afar
Sunday, August 7, 2011
"At the height of rush hour, people on the London underground actually say "excuse me." Imagine what would happen if you tried an insane stunt like that on the New York City subway. The other passengers would take it as a sign of weakness, and there'd be a fight over who got to keep your ears as a trophy."
Dave Barry, "It's Monday... So This Must Be My Tax Write-Off in London," in There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure (Travelers' Tales)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
|Bloomberg L.P. headquarters|
"The history of New York is, in many ways, the history of America."
Michael Bloomberg, New York 400
Friday, August 5, 2011
|Washington Square Park|
"Make yourself a New Yorker, declare yourself a New Yorker, and New York accepts you, and is glad to have you, and is the more glad the more you are worth the having. "
Robert Shackleton, The Book Of New York (1917)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
"In New York you may have the greatest and most congenial friends, but it's extraordinary if you ever know anything about them except that little wedge of their life that you meet with the little wedge of your life."
Eudora Welty, Conversations with Eudora Welty (Literary Conversations Series)