Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

New York Weather

"Tornado" by Michael Sailstorfer

"New York weather is like living on the steppes: you never know what surprises are in the offing."
Ira Berkowitz, Old Flame

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Waiting for a Table

The Standard Grill

"They say life's what happens when you're busy making other plans. But sometimes in New York, life is what happens when you're waiting for a table."
Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Sex and the City

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Built Upon Something Else

Ninth Avenue

"Everything in New York is built upon another thing, nothing is entirely  by itself, each thing as strange as the last, and connected."
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Brokenness

Pavement on Riverside Park

"I have come to New York because it is the most forlorn of places, the most abject. The brokenness is everywhere, the disarray is universal."
Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unnatural Lives

Morningside Heights

"New Yorkers think the world revolves around New York, yet almost all of them hate their unnatural lives, especially those who have lived in other places."
Lella Secor, Lella Secor: A Diary in Letters

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Off the Map

Centre Street

"Lower Manhattan. It was so easy to get lost there, to disappear off the map. And New York was one city where they could get whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted it."
James Patterson, The Big Bad Wolf

Friday, October 19, 2012

Workaholic and Wealthy

The Trump World Tower

"New York is a bustling, muscular, exhausting, super-materialistic, brutally expensive workaholic's city where it can often seem that everyone else is enormously wealthy and successful — everyone but yourself and the millions of poor people you pass every day out on the streets and in the subways."
Francisco Goldman, The Beacon Best of 2001

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chicago

Bowery Mission

“That's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough, let's go west.'”
Richard Jeni, Almost Wet Your Pants Book of Humor

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Self-Conscious

Williamsburg

"That was the thing about New York City: the truth was everyone was so self-conscious about their own situation they didn't have the headspace to notice anyone else."
Bridget Siegel, Domestic Affairs

Monday, October 15, 2012

Creating a Community

Simon & Schuster headquarters

"Living in New York —which has no sense of community— makes me want to create one on the page."
Richard Peck, Richard Peck: The Past is Paramount

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rules for New Yorkers

West 23rd St.

"There were rules for New Yorkers—like don't be spazzy if you see a famous person, fold your pizza before eating it, know how to hail a taxi with confidence."
Lauren Myracle, Ten

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Status Symbol

Stroller parking area in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

"Large families have become a status symbol in New York. Four beautiful children named after kings and pieces of fruit are a way of saying 'I can afford a four-bedroom apartment and $150,000 in elementary school tuition fees each year. How you livin'?"
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dressed Up

Fashion District

"One of the things I love about New York City is how much people dress up for one another. Walking down the street is such a pleasure, because people are really turned out. Yes, it probably took them more than five minutes to get ready, but it was so worth it. They make the city a prettier place."
Tim Gunn, Gunn's Golden Rules

Monday, October 8, 2012

Always Faithful

Italian American Museum

"It's just incredible how anyone who sets foot in that city feels like they've become the owner of a small piece of something indescribable, something unique and intimate, that they can carry away with them to another part of this world. Something that you'll always come back in search of. Because New York never stops changing, but it remains faithful to itself and to those who love it."
Luca Spaghetti, Un Amico Italiano

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Divesting

Mobile ATM in Morningside Heights

"No other city in the United States can divest the visitor of so much money with so little enthusiasm. In Dallas, they take away with gusto; in New Orleans, with a bow; in San Francisco, with a wink and a grin. In New York, you're lucky if you get a grunt."
Fletcher Knebel, The Traveling Curmudgeon

Monday, October 1, 2012