Friday, April 30, 2021

Wanting More

"New York is more than just a city. New York is a way of life.  New York is that feeling that washes over us every time we are flying over Manhattan and look down and see the skyline of downtown.  New York is your friend at the Bodega below your apartment who remembers your coffee order before you even get there to order it.  New York is attempting to keep up with every delicious restaurant opening and to wanting to explore every street in every neighborhood, but always wanting more."
Caroline Harper Knapp, House of Harper

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Got It Made

"If you make it in New York, you got it made. If you make it anywhere else, you've still got something to prove."
Peter Kriendler, New York Magazine

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Inter-Relatedness of Lives

"In many ways, I think New York has really always been a small town. The inter-relatedness of lives in New York is a constant, I think. For people who have lived there for a long time, it's always been perceived that way, as a collection of small towns and communities."
Lawrence Block, January Magazine

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Lady in Charge

"My first American experience was in the harbor of New York City when I saw that amazing big, tall lady. I remember thinking oh my goodness, a lady runs this country."
Rita Moreno, NPR

Monday, April 26, 2021


"You go to Brooklyn, everybody’s got a beard and plaid shirt. They may be able to tell each other part but they all look alike to me."
Don Lemon, CNN

Friday, April 23, 2021

Where Bad People Do Bad Things

"New York is where bad people come to do
 bad things. Look at all the wonderful weirdos! Those weirdos aren't so wonderful when they molest you openly in the subway and no one says a goddamned thing."
Dana Czapnik, The Falconer

Thursday, April 22, 2021

At Least Once

"I think everyone should live in New York City if they ever get the chance at least once in their life. It's such a great place to live; there's a different energy about living in the city."
Odette Annable, US Magazine

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wave of Energy

"Environment and energy affects me so much, which I think is why I like New York because it gives me energy, but this gives me a certain kind of energy, almost like a wave of energy instead like a punch of it."
Sarah Lutzky, Washington Square News

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Iron Island

"My view contemplates that enormous mass in front of me, that land crowned by towers, that region from where you almost feel a dominating and terrible wind coming: Manhattan, the iron island; New York, bloody, the cyclopean, the monstrous, the stormy, the irresistible capital of the check."
Rubén Darío, Retratos y Figuras

Monday, April 19, 2021

Biologically Attached to the World

"I like New York because you're kind of forced to smell everybody else's funk. So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you."
Jeffrey Wright, quoted in Sensory Writing for Stage and Screen

Friday, April 16, 2021


"New York is a city that picks up the pieces and regenerates at lightning speed. It does this so frequently that one can hardly remember what stood there before."
Jessica Ferri, Silent Cities New York

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Subway in New York

"Everybody takes the subway in New York. It’s fast, it’s efficient, gets you there on time. It’s a way to... Okay, there’s a guy pooping in a cardboard box down there."
Michael Scott (Steve Carell), The Office

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ring Cycle

"Everything in New York is like the Ring Cycle. Everything in New York is an operatic thing. It’s incredible problems. So you realize that it’s just so hard to live in New York, that when people say, ‘Why do you live in New York?’ you really can’t answer them. Except you know that you have contempt for people who don’t have the guts to do it."
Fran Lebowitz, Pretend It's a City

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Invincible and Invisible

"New York is where you feel invincible, it's where you feel invisible; the thing that understands you at your worst, that pushes you toward your best. I love New York."
Whoopi Goldberg, Vogue

Monday, April 12, 2021

Plugged into an Outlet

"Being in New York is like being plugged into an outlet. There is no other feeling like it in the world."
Jenn McKinlay, The Christmas Keeper

Friday, April 9, 2021

Life Goal

"New York is a place that people either love or hate. I just ended up being one of the lovers. The city vibrates with so so much possibility. Just living there feels like you've achieved some kind of life goal."
Kenneth Dickerman, The Washington Post

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Best Friend or Worst Friend

"New York is a funny place because when you’re good, it’s great. And when you’re down, it’s hard. New York is your best friend or it’s your worst friend, depending on what’s going on for you."
Jessica Steen,

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

New York Edge

"To me what defines a New Yorker is the edge that one develops from having actually lived here. Once you have it, it doesn’t go away and everywhere else in the world feels like it is in slow
Donald Trump Jr., New York Magazine

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Spirit of Oneness

"I know a lot of people think that city life can be cold and lonely, but in its toughest times, New York City shows that it’s truly built on the spirit of oneness and community. I couldn’t be prouder to call this place my home.”
Coco Bassey, Fashion Week Daily

Monday, April 5, 2021

Happy Endings

"New York is such a romantic city, as everyone knows from all those movies with happy endings."
Susan Breen, The Fiction Class

Friday, April 2, 2021

New York Myth

"New York is unique in its ability to start things up all over again. It is so much part of its myth."
Massimiliano Gioni, Flash Art

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Anguished Labors


"A near horizon whose sharp jags 
 Cut brutally into a sky
 Of leaden heaviness, and crags
 Of houses lift their masonry
 Ugly and foul, and chimneys lie
 And snort, outlined against the gray
 Of lowhung cloud. I hear the sigh
 The goaded city gives, not day
 Nor night can ease her heart, her anguished labours stay."
Amy Lowell, New York at Night