Sunday, November 8, 2015

New York Magic

Restaurant in Little Italy

"New York is of no man and every man: of the Afghan taxi driver who barely speaks English, the turbaned Sikh, the wok-wielding cook in Chinatown and the singer of Neapolitan songs in the restaurants of Little Italy. It is of the Dominicans and Puerto Ricans who fill streets with plena, salsa and merengue; and the Russians, Ukrainians, Kosovars, Andalusians, Greeks, Nigerians, Irish, Pakistanis, Ethiopians who, as soon as they arrive, are turned into New Yorkers by the absorbent magic of the city."
Mario Vargas Llosa, The New York Times

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