Friday, January 31, 2020

Parking Space in New York

"People will kill each other for a parking space in New York because they think, ‘If I don’t get this one, I may never get a space. I’ll be searching for months until somebody goes out to the Hamptons.’"
Jerry Seinfeld, Seinlanguage

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Flats and Tenements of New York

"It is for the cramped reasons of flats and tenements
 that New York is abroad all night. The town lives in the streets; or, rather, in those houses of refreshment which, open night and day, have thrown away their keys."

Alfred Lewis, The Boss or How We Came to Rule New York

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Anything and Everything

"A smaller city is pretty much one thing, but New
 York is anything because it's everything."

Booth Tarkington, Delphi Collected Works of Booth Tarkington 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Louis XIV

"New York is a Louis XIV court, beautiful and decadent, making nothing, obsessed with its own intrigue, on its way out."
Vanessa Grigoriadis, New York Magazine

Monday, January 27, 2020

Provincial Ways

"I say this with great love because I love New York, but I think that New York is provincial in many ways. Everybody thinks that they’re right, which is the definition of provincial. Everybody thinks they’re living the way you’re supposed to be living."

Elizabeth Strout, The Cut

Friday, January 24, 2020

Every Kind of Wrong

"Coney Island looks different in the darkness
, especially when considered through the sleety curls of a north wind. The place exudes a menace that is absent or held to a discretionary distance during daylight. Alleyways yawn, horned music seeps through walls and locked doors out into the early night, full of diminished chords and open ninths, already swinging every kind of wrong."

Billy O'Callaghan - My Coney Island Baby

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Anything Can Happen

"Anything that's ever happened on the planet can happen in New York City."
Dick Wolf, The New York Times

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Unmelted Pot

Times Square (Pixabay)

"For me, that's the best thing about New York. Different cultures, different languages, different people from all over the world living, working, playing in the same cityvital, artistic, colorful, cosmopolitan, vibrant, diverse. The melting pot that never melted”. 
Karen Crowe, quoted in Humanos y marcianos en Nueva York

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


"Something's always happening here. If you're bored in New York, it's your own fault." 
Myrna Loy, quoted in New York Cocktails

Monday, January 20, 2020

New York Appetites

Manhattan (Pexels)

"I should feel alarmed for my country if I did not remember that New York is not the nation, and how a sentiment here is never the sentiment there. The country at large has still its ideals; New York, I fear, has nothing save its appetites."
Alfred Lewis, The Boss and How We Came to Rule New York

Friday, January 17, 2020

Brick and Stone

"Collection of brick, stone, steel, cement, lath, plaster and mortgages, arranged in ugly and inartistic masses, separated and criss-crossed by ribbons of asphalt, cobblestones and filth, superimposed upon a small island called Manhattan which is punctured and subwayed like a Swiss cheese."
Life Magazine

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Eats Its Young

Downtown Manhattan

"New York is the city that eats its young, with high-
rise teeth and pavement tongue. 

I came. 
I saw. 
I was digested."
John Skipp and Craig Spector, Dead Lines

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New York Mentality

"When I arrive here, it is like coming home. It is a city where everyone lives together next to everyone, where everything is possible and allowed. That is exactly the way I think and do.
People here are 50 years ahead in mentality. I always say: I don't ever want to move from Maastricht, except for New York".
André Rieu, AndreRieuMovies

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tower of Babel

"Majestic New York, you, the Tower of Babel 
New York, New York, you, the Spectacle of Life 
New York, New York, you, the Symphony of 
New York, New York, my only City, my love
New York, New York, the City we all love."
Thaddeus Hutyra, Tango of Love

Monday, January 13, 2020


"It was SoHo, the way SoHo was supposed
 to be when you read about it in a travel guide or watched it on Bravo; everyone was too tall and too thin and decked out in hip clothes that didn't need designer labels to show that they came from boutiques where you drank champagne while you shopped."

Ben Mezrich, Bitcoin Billionaires

Friday, January 10, 2020

Cosmopolitan Center of a New World

Manhattan (Pixabay)

"New York is the metropolis of a great nation
,—the heart whence arterial supplies go forth, and to which all returning channels converge; the cosmopolitan centre of a New World."

Minerva Norton, In and Around Berlin

Thursday, January 9, 2020

New York Humor

"Humor is really a New York invention, as far as I´m concerned. All humor emanates from New York. All people in New York are funny and get funnier as they get older, and everyone outside New York gets less funny."
Jerry Seinfeld, The New York Times

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Debts Pile Up

"New York, New York, you
're a helluva town, where the debts pile up and the streets go down."

Helen MacInnes, Prelude to Terror

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Warped Diamond

"Manhattan looked like a warped diamond
—three perfectly straight sides, with one side, the northeastern, jagged and twisted. Electrical grids stretched across the island's breadth like lines on a football field."

Matthew Reilly, Contest

Friday, January 3, 2020

Infinite Diversity

Midtown Manhattan (Pixabay)

"I was born in that greatest of all American towns, that capital of infinite and ever-changing diversity, the City of New York."

Richard Browner, Somewhere at Sea

Thursday, January 2, 2020