Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Summer in the Cty

"There’s nothing like summer in the city, someone in a rush, someone lookin’ pretty."
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Monday, July 15, 2019


Park Avenue

"I always knew that someday I would end up in Manhattan. It was
 innate, like knowing you're left-handed. I was infatuated with the city, and like most infatuations, my affection was largely the product of my imagination."

Renée Rosen, Park Avenue Summer

Friday, July 12, 2019

Intimidating New York

"I see the New York skyline from the airplane window and my eagerness evaporates. It's a beautiful sight, but intimidating for someone who grew up in the desert. So many people. So many dreams. So many opinions."
Andre Agassi, Open

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New York in the 70s

"In 1976, I made a beeline for New York City, a blistering pigsty of sleazy clubs, cheap sex, greasy food, and skuzzy rock. The entire city seemed coated in a thin sheath of sticky grime that was impossible to scrub away."
Lydia Lunch, So Real It Hurts

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

New York Madness

"In New York I have always felt lonely, the loneliness of the caged animal, which brings on crime, sex, alcohol and other madnesses."
Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

Friday, July 5, 2019

Air Age

"The skies of New York are almost never silent or still, and on a fine day they seem to be alive with the streaks of jets. Aesthetically the air age suits the place: its vast brilliant skies receive the vapour trails like canvases before the brush of an abstractionist, and the svelte forms of the jets complement its architecture. New York is the only great city I know where these machines look altogether at home – not intrusive, nor anachronistic, nor impertinent, nor even remarkable."
Jan Morris, The Great Port

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


"It was close to rush hour, the noise was dizzying, and the air hung thick over the buzzing traffic. A cab tried to kill Ruby, and she hated New York. Everyone who loved New York hated New York and fantasized about moving to Vermont. Some actually did move to Vermont. They pretended to be happy there, but Ruby knew they were secretly cold and bored. So she stayed in New York."
Maggie Estep, Flamethrower

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New York Trash

"Hardly an evening goes by in Manhattan that you don't have to dodge garbage bags on the sidewalk. And on the rare occasion you don't, you're dodging and weaving drunk couples pawing at each other. One way or the other, it's always trash."
Jack Gray, Pigeon in a Crosswalk

Monday, July 1, 2019

Abusive Relationship

"Life in New York is like being in an abusive relationship -- things are terrible except for when they're amazing."
Cori Carl, The Huffington Post