Friday, March 22, 2019

Bourgeois Improvement

Central Park North

"I am still in New York, but the city I lived in then is not the city I inhabit now. Money remains ascendant, but its glow has spread across the borough of Manhattan. The faded signs, tattered awnings, peeling posters, and filthy bricks that gave the streets of my old Upper West Side neighborhood a generally jumbled and bleary look have disappeared. When I find myself in the old haunts now, my eyes are  met with the tightened outlines of bourgeois improvement."
Siri Hustvedt, Memories of the Future

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