Monday, March 4, 2024

My Everything

Alicia Keys wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York

"New York is my heartbeat. New York means everything to me. It’s my identity. It’s what I recognize the most. It’s my most familiar, comfortable place. It’s my exploration. It’s the sound that I’ve picked up and put inside my music. It’s my character, my attitude, my energy, my tomboy-ness, my toughness, my survival, my instinct."
Alicia Keys, The Edition Broadsheet

Friday, March 1, 2024

Generous Place

Morningside Heights

"New York is an incredibly generous place. I’m inherently an optimist. The sidewalks are generous, the light is generous, the people are generous. This is why you can get things done here." Gus Powell, New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Alive Twenty Hours a Day

Zuccotti Park

"It is a true city where living, working, eating, shopping all take place on the same block. In other cities the commercial areas are dead after working hours. Not so New York. It lives twenty four hours a day."
Rhys Bowen, Jungle Red Writers