|Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument|
"New York City is like the war. NYC is like the army. Darkness and tedium. Hurry-up and wait. Huddled masses of humiliated men rushing about in gloom and damp and discomfort, burdened with worries, briefcases in hand, the automatic newspaper to shut out the faces, the horrible suffering faces of their neighbors."
Edward Abbey, Confessions of a Barbarian