Friday, June 24, 2022

Fabulous Way

Lower East Side

New York was cheap, poor, run-down and dangerous. In its own fabulous way of course."
Glenn O'Brien, quoted in

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Songs to Sing

Spotlight on Broadway

"This Broadway's got
It's got a lot of songs to sing
If I knew the tunes I might join in
I'll go my way alone
Grow my own, my own seeds shall be sown, in New York City."
Bernie Taupin, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tourists in New York

South Street Seaport

"It's too easy to spot tourists. The sensible sneakers, maps, and cameras are one dead giveaway. But the real trick is to watch their eyes. New Yorkers don't bother swiveling their gaze to take in the whole view anymore. Tourists walk around with gawking eyes like soup spoons, ready to slurp everything up."
Hannah Orenstein, Love at First Like