"There it was on my left: Manhattan. The skyline I had glimpsed from the plane when the captain tipped his wing. The skyline I had seen all my life on television and in films. A skyline hat was as much a symbol of my dreams in fashion as it was a symbol of America and its financial prowess. A skyline that called out to me, 'Come and get it, sucka!'"
Alex Gilvarry, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant