"You speak of New York as an unspeakable place. It is truly that. But it is fascinating. It is like some giant machine, soulless, an without a trace of heart. And still I doubt whether there is anything more truly wonderful than New York in the world just at present."
Alfred Stieglitz, My Dear Stieglitz: Letters of Marsden Hartley and Alfred Stieglitz, 1912-1915