Friday, July 30, 2021

Same Reinvention

"New York is constantly reinventing itself, but at the same time, it stays the same. People just have so much going on. There’s an anonymity here, because people are just trying to get on with their lives. And I’ve always liked that."
Aaron Tveit, Variety

Thursday, July 29, 2021

True New Yorkers


"New York is hands down the best city on earth. One of my favorite things about the city now, during these times, is that all the tourists and people who love New York only when it’s ‘great’ have gone, and all that’s left is real, true New Yorkers, people who love this city as much as I do. And whether you’re dining outside, or going for a jog on the West Side Highway, everyone has a mutual understanding and respect for one another for riding it out in our amazing city. Everyone has pulled together and shown such resilience, as New Yorkers always do. The incredible energy New York has always had hasn’t died, it’s only just starting to rise again."
Brooks Nader, Fashion Week Daily 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

New York Goes with Everything

"New York is like yellow shoes, or sunshine, or Bowie – it goes with everything. It's never wrong. When life gives you New York, make New York-ade."
Caitlin Moran, Moranifesto

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Beautiful Amalgamation

"New York is a beautiful amalgamation of so many lives intermingling and building and searching. I think these are elements invisibly constructed even into the structures themselves that define the classic skyline. It’s a place that no matter how defeated, will never lose its pulse."
Colin King,

Monday, July 26, 2021

Maddening Frustration

 "Unless you were born and raised in New York, there’s a good chance you’ve visited as a tourist. I visited often, and once I moved here, I liked to tell people that all the things that compel you to come as a visitor — the excitement, the attractions, the crowds, the noise, the sense of being at the center of it all — can make living here a maddening frustration. But that madness is inherent to the city. It’s part of what drew you here and what keeps you here. It’s what makes New York New York."
Adam Sternbergh, The New York Times

Friday, July 23, 2021

What You Need

"New York is a great place to be noticed or not to be noticed, to find yourself or lose yourself, depending on what you need."
Rebecca McClanahan, Kenyon Review

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Greatest City on Earth


"There's nothing that competes with the fact that New York is the greatest city on the face of the Earth. I've been in New York at its best and I've been in New York at its worst. And nothing, nothing will ever take me away from this incredible city. It's the best"
Harry Belafonte, NYC Next

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Far from Perfect

"New York is very tiring, but stimulating; the crowd surrounds you, but it's very lonely. It's challenging and inspiring, but above everything else it is a very free city. I don't want to idealize New York, but it's one thing that characterizes it is that it makes room for people who feel they want 'something more.' But undoubtedly it's far from perfect and that it what makes it so attractive."
Mario Vivas, La Naci

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Moody Place

"If  'mood' means 'a temporary state of mind or quality of feeling,' can I say New York is a pretty moody place?  It’s always changing its mind, always in a state of change."
Monica Ferrell, Words Without Borders

Monday, July 19, 2021

Unmatched Energy


"When I leave New York, it feels like my life moves in slow motion. There's an energy in this city that is, in my experience, unmatched anywhere else.  Walking around, you'll see so many different people doing so many different things — so much so that if you stop to look around for a minute, you start to feel like you're behind. This energetic vibe fuels me through my workdays. And being in a city where possibilities feel endless keeps me wanting more — more career success, experiences, and relationships."
Joey Hadden, Insider

Friday, July 16, 2021

Fire Under Your Feet

"Mon Dieu, if this New York is not a terrible hot place! The streets, they are like fire beneath your feet!"
Linda Ladd, Silverswept

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Country of Origin


"If New York kind of feels like the country that my family originates from, there’s something about the Upper West Side in particular that’s like the capital of that country — a place of origin where I feel like I understand the history and the archetypes pretty well.”
Ezra Koenig, Variety

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Muttering to Yourself

"I’ve always found an avenue here for my own word obsessions and compulsion to mimic people vocally. I think New York is the only city in America where you can walk down the street muttering to yourself and nobody really pays attention.”
Edward Norton, New York Post

Monday, July 12, 2021

Constant Change

"Change in New York City is so constant that it goes unnoticed. To live here is to witness neighborhoods evolve gradually, then quickly; to watch scaffolding be taken down one day only to be put up halfway down the block the next; to reminisce about the restaurant that used to be there, the good one."
Andrea Whittle, W Magazine

Friday, July 9, 2021

Where All the Garbage Goes

"For the most part Staten Island is where all of the garbage goes. I lived not far from the largest garbage dump in the world. In fact, I think there's something else you can see from space now, but basically it used to be that you could only see the Great Wall of China and the garbage dump. Those were the two man-made things you could see from space."
Craig Mazin, IGN

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Relationship with New York


"This is where my home is. I don’t have a place somewhere else to run off to. People that don’t live here, they just picture it to be this very lonely place. And it can be lonely, but it’s really not. I just feel a tremendous amount of pride being here, because it’s where I live. I’m in a relationship with this city, to some extent. It made so much possible for me in this country, so I don’t want to abandon it."
Sebastian Stan, The Cut

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Urban Heat Island

"Scientists call Manhattan 'an urban heat island,' and it feels that way too, shimmering and expanding during the long, sweltering days. Street smells ripen, sidewalks bulge with tree roots, and birdsong turns to bird-roar over the rising pleas of the ice-cream truck. The sun is a mad conductor, whipping his metropolitan orchestra into a din that pummels every sense. Everything gets louder, closer, brighter."
Maeve Higgins, Maeve in America

Monday, July 5, 2021

Contrast and Contradiction


"New York is the quintessence of contrast, if not contradiction: a progressive neighborhood that forces the shutdown of a hotel converted into a homeless shelter; a group of volunteers who tends to gardens and disdains its fellow man; luxury pet stores in front of which homeless people sleep; the closure of a futurist tower because of several suicides due to a lack of a future... A frenetic anthill, full of people in search of a pipe dream or sustenance, that demands continues movement, like a cyclist's to avoid falling from a bike."
María Antonia Sánchez-Vallejo, El País

Friday, July 2, 2021

Cultures Through People


"I love New York because it’s the only city in the world that accommodates so much diversity and allows us to experience various cultures through people."
Varsha Thapa, Fashion Week Daily 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Everything at Your Fingertips


"New York is the most magnificent city on the planet. It’s got everything at your fingertips. We utilize the city… If you use New York in the right way, it can be the most amazing place on earth. "
Shoshanna Lonstein, New York Family