Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Summer in New York


"Summer in New York CityIt's hotIt's humid. And everyone's just a little more pissed off than usual. Scratch that. A lot more."
Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Jessica Jones

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Place to Be


"New York is the place to be, where things happen, where he can be himself without hiding, without trying to change, to conform."
Patrizia Chen, It Takes Two

Monday, June 28, 2021

Golden Door


"New York is a harbor
It was so then, and ever more

It holds a dream

Tells a story

A distant boat, a golden door

It’s New York, it’s New York, it’s New York
Dar Williams, New York is a Harbor

Friday, June 25, 2021

Best Place to Go on a Date

"New York is probably the best place to go on a date. And if at any point it's terrible, you can hail a cab and run!"
Matthew Grey Gubler, Glamour

Thursday, June 24, 2021

No End to Dreams


"It is the only city in the world where nothing ever stops. I love that effervescence, that feeling that everything is possible. New York pulls you up, there is no end to your dreams."
Pauline Leveque Levy, Forbes

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Public Perception


"One thing about New York is you can understand how you're perceived really easily if you just get on the train, by the way people look at you. But there's still an anonymity in it."
Morgan Saylor, Harpers Bazaar

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Social Rules


"New York is still very much like the city you read about in Edith Wharton and Henry James, with all those social rules and girls wanting to get married."
Plum Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

Monday, June 21, 2021

Two Sides of a Coin


"I love New York because she's everything I've ever known and yet still somehow remains a mystery. She's two sides of a coin. She'll raise you up and then she'll also chew you up and spit you out. She's honest, she's real, she's tough but loving. She's regal and yet scrappy. Think about that: the greatest city in the world and yet somehow still an underdog."
Sebastian Arcelus, NYC Next

Friday, June 18, 2021

Restless City


"New York is certainly altogether the most bustling , cheerful , lifeful , restless city I have yet seen in the United States . Nothing and nobody seem to stand still for half a moment in New York."
Lady Emmeline Stuart-Wortley,
Travels in the United States, Etc., During 1849 and 1850

Thursday, June 17, 2021


"We might sound like parrots, but I can't think of a better word to describe everything. New York is WOW!"
Laurie Friedman, Mallory and Mary Ann Take New York

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Lights Out


Madison Square Garden

"I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
I saw the mighty skyline fall
The boats were waiting at the battery
The union went on strike
They never sailed at all."
Billy Joel, Miami 2017

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Extreme City


 "This is the most important lesson you must learn on your first day here. New York is an extreme city, the most of the most and the least of the least, mixed, combined, canned, and living cheek to cheek and shoulder to shoulder."
Gonzalo de Cora Sierto,
Humanos y marcianos en Nueva York


Monday, June 14, 2021

Man in Command

"Have you ever been to New York, Hastings? No? It is a beautiful city. Beautiful. There each street is at right angles to each avenue and each avenue is numbered nicely -- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Man is in command there."
Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), Poirot

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Whole Deal


"Maybe New York will emerge as something new, just as St. Marks has every 10 or 15 years. That's kind of the whole deal. It probably won't be that new, though. And it certainly won't be dead. This is not an old city by the standards of the wider world, but it's old enough that believing a single plague would break its back forever verges on human delusion."
Jack Holmes, Esquire

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Most Important European Town

"New York is for me, the most important ‘European’ town in the world. Many people think New York is America, but it’s not true. New York is New York first. Culturally speaking, it’s the most integrated and disintegrated town in the world. It is full of different cultures, and for me, it’s European."
Piero Lissoni, Design Boom

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

New York Loves Humans


"New York just might be the only city that loves humans: loves our mess, loves our funk... and the fashion? Forgetaboutit. We don't own cars. We own clothes."
Whoopi Goldberg, Vogue

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Essence of New York


"The idea that New York is over makes some people angry, but it makes me laugh. It's such a ridiculous idea. Everything changes in New York. That’s the essence of a city. There is not a square foot of New York City that is the same as when I got here in 1970."
Fran Lebowitz, Harper's Bazaar

Monday, June 7, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

Surprising Miracle


"New York is a miracle that surprises me more with each passing day. There are no statues on this island that has been sliced into perpendicular, regular rectangles, nor domes or gardens. This gray, angular concrete jungle rises up, without a curve or an unexpected spiral, or a wisp of green. Wherever you look you find hard edges, geometric steel fire escapes, stone cubes. Despite this lack of grace it has a certain magic, which emanates from the skyscrapers that rise up like petrified giants and from the terror that quickens your breath as you walk down its endless avenues. At the end of each avenue, a patch of blue liberates you from fear. The sun, reflected against the windows, gleams brighter than diamonds. And at night, the windows burn hotter than stars."
Oriana Fallaci,  Oriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Forever and Ever

"New York is never fucking finished. The
 nonstop The nonstop thrum-thrum-thrumming of jackhammers and the clanking of a new scaffolding being put up or taken down and the cranes that dangle in the sky like the sword of Damocles. It's always being demolished and rebuilt and demolished and rebuilt, forever and ever and ever."
Dana Czapnik, The Falconer

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Incredible Energy

"New York has this incredible energy that can only come from millions of people from somewhere else converging in one place to make their dreams come true. It’s the magic that makes it the city it is."
Christian Cowan, Fashion Week Daily 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Public City

"The nice thing about living in New York, is that it’s such a public city, meaning it’s small and there are millions of us, so naturally you keep to yourself. We’ve all got different lives.”
Paul Dano, WSJ Magazine