Monday, May 31, 2021

Assisted-Living Facility

"New York is big, fast, energetic and has the most and best of everything. While it can push the senses, it’s the most convenient place to live. It’s much easier for a ninety-year-old to live in New York City than in the suburbs. NYC is the best mass assisted-living facility on the planet." Douglas Brunt, The Huffington Post

Friday, May 28, 2021

Where You Survive

"My mom fell in love with New York and was very determined to find a way for us to live here. I remember visiting when I was little, and she passed to me this idea about New York, like: This is where you come from, and this is where you invent yourself, and this is where you make it. This is where you survive."
Sebastian Stan, The Cut

Thursday, May 27, 2021

New York Postpandemic

"I don’t worry about New York postpandemic. The city will be different, true. It has to be, and one hopes this crisis will serve as a chance to redress inequality. Betting against the polyphonic resilience of a city such as New York is a losing proposition. Its residents are well-practised in the art of crisis."
Craig Taylor, The Globa and Mail

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Place to Go

"'I think everybody who comes to New York wants to achieve something, or is looking for something, or is there for the adventure that the city has to offer. I have the feeling whenever somebody makes that step and leaves everything else behind because they want to throw themselves into life and give it their all, New York is the place to go."
Christian Ditter,

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Craziest Feeling

"It’s the craziest feeling to leave New York. It does absolutely feel like capitulation because you didn’t WIN at New York to where you own a million dollar brownstone that now costs 4 million or whatever. But it also feels like breaking up with everyone you’ve ever loved all at the same time. It feels like you’re going on the spaceship to colonize another planet or something. It feels completely fucked up and scary and incorrect to leave this place."
Mary HK Choi, The Awl

Monday, May 24, 2021

Belonging in New York City


"When I was ten years old in Indiana, I remember looking around thinking, 'There's been an enormous mistake. I'm not supposed to be here.' I belong in New York City. I need New York City's energy, diversity, and the convenience."
JIm Gaffigan, Dad is Fat

Friday, May 21, 2021

More Thrilling Version of Yourself

"I love New Yorkers. I love their sass, their intelligence, their thrill for life. I love the city's beauty, I love the city's noise, I love the city's architecture. I love New York City's theaters, museums, and music and nightclubs. I love New York City's quiet streets and bustling streets. I love the way that this city changes you every day you live here and makes you a more thrilling and opened version of yourself."
Raúl Esparza, NYC Next

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Everybody Moves

"What makes this city different is that nobody expects to be in one
 place for ten minutes. Everybody moves all the time. Seven nameless men own everything and move us around on a board. People are swept out into the streets because the owners need the space. Then they are swept off the streets because someone owns the air they breathe. Men buy and sell air in the sky and there are bodies heaped together in boxes on the sidewalk. then they sweep away the boxes."

Don DeLillo, Mao II

Wednesday, May 19, 2021



"There’s a certain claustrophobia to New York. You don’t escape in the East Village, but it at least feels full of camaraderie and youth—or full of camaraderie and youth in an East Village that is as full of Chase banks and Starbucks as the Upper West Side, or anywhere else in Manhattan."
Timothée Chalamet, GQ

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Own Little Corner

"When you grow up in the city, New York is so big that you can kind of stay in your own little corner of the city and think that that's it because you don't need anything. You don't have to venture out; you don't have to touch the boroughs. You can kind of stay in your neighborhood and there's everything there."
Michael Che, Public Radio Tulsa

Monday, May 17, 2021

New York Stands

"New York is a harbor
The dreamers work with calloused hands
And who you are
Will survive you
The pattern fades, the city stands
It’s New York, it’s New York, it’s New York."
Dar Williams, New York is a Harbor

Friday, May 14, 2021

Symbol of Loathing

"New York is the symbol of everything we all loathe in America: their power, their greedy, grasping hands strangling us financially, their corrupt, decadent television and entertainment industry."
Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, Is New York Burning?

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Jumble of Our Lives and Dreams

"The city is a jumble of our lives and dreams. Right now, when the city is on her knees, when there isn’t enough money or people for her streets, those of us who love her have to keep giving her our lives and our dreams, because with all of us here, New York can’t die."
Sarah McNally, Travel and Leisure Magazine

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Cycle of an Idea

The life cycle of an idea is so much shorter in NYC than anywhere else. New York people make things knowing they won’t be relevant in the morning."
Mia Kerin, Dazed

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


"New York is getting hipper. A drug dealer offered me green angel dust - the pesto - flavored variety." 
Larry Amoros, USA

Monday, May 10, 2021

Rushed Quality

"The fact that everyone in New York is out to achieve something gives it this mad, rushed quality unlike any other place. It is this ambition that has made it what it is, filling the city with everything and anything you may want as an artist. It delivers it at anytime you may feel like it, and in large quantities."
Marco Luccio, Daily Review

Friday, May 7, 2021

Yacht Lifestyle

"Riding the ferry was not a
 'yacht lifestyle.' The bins under the seats were marked LIFE JACKETS but should have been marked A HUNDRED RATS LIVE HERE. The ferry is known for its amazing views of the Statue of Liberty, but it's also a great place to watch a raccoon eat a passenger's leftover meth. And look, the raccoon is reading the New York Post! Cuuuuuuute!"
Colin Jost, A Very Punchable Face

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Creative Expression

Downtown Manhattan (Pixabay)

"I had begun to regularly commute to the city by train or car from Long Island in my early teens. My lifelong fascination was becoming a full-blown love affair. New York City was alive in a way the suburbs couldn’t touch: teeming with the creative expression and diversity that seemed stifled by neat green lawns and nice families."
Matthew Conlon, Marketwatch

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Strongest Race in the World

"I like New York because it is the biggest city of the world, and because it is inhabited by the strongest race in the world—the only one which has succeeded in organizing itself since the War; the only one which is not living on a past reputation; the only one, along with Italy, which does not demolish, but knows, on the contrary, how to construct." 
Paul Morand, New York

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Diversity, Culture, Strength

"I moved to New York 20 years ago and I love it just as much today as I did the day I arrived. To me, NYC represents diversity, culture, and strength."
Jason Wu, Fashion Week Daily

Monday, May 3, 2021