Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day

42nd Street Subway Station

"New Year's Day in New York is not the less one of the cheerfullest and most humanising celebrations extant among a noble, but perverse people, who have repudiated the greater part of the traditional observances to which Europeans pin a reverent and affectionate faith.  I wish --abating the plethoric eating and drinking-- that it were always New Year's Day in New York, and in the whole of this magnificent empire of Democracy turned crazy."
George Augustus Henry Sala, My Diary in America in the Midst of War

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