Thursday, September 30, 2021

Unwavering Evolution

"New York has always said, ‘Be patient with me and you will be rewarded handsomely.’ What I love and have always loved about the city is how unwavering she is about her right to evolve—and you can either adapt and change or get left behind.”
Ilfenesh Hadera, Fashion Week Daily 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Feeling Alive

"Los Angeles is great, it's lovely and everybody loves the weather and one has a kind of life there. But after a while it's like the land that time forgot; you fall asleep and suddenly 10 years have passed. I like to feel alive and New York is the place for that."
Brian Cox, The Guardian

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Extreme York

"Fo me, New york is jazz, it's chaos and harmony. It is a strident song that lifts your spirt and gives you a headache at the same time. ExtremeYork."
Gonzalo de Cora, Humanos y Marcianos en Nueva York II

Monday, September 27, 2021

Always Alone

"I now live in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I have lived there pretty much all of my life and when I was growing up I essentially felt alone in New York. New York is a very strange place to live because even if you are surrounded by people you are always alone."
Taylor Momsen, UK Music Reviews

Friday, September 24, 2021

Full of Inspiration

"New York City is the best city in the word; there's no two ways about it. I mean, being born and raised here, I feel like you get an education that's unlike any other in the world. Not only from the schools, from the people, just by walking the streets. Every block is full of inspiration: the theater, the arts, the clubs, the music, the melting pot that the city is has taught me so much. I don't know who I would be without New York."
Peter Cincotti, NYC Next

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Aspirational City

"While each neighborhood has its own unique characteristics, there is one, overarching defining factor; New York City is the aspirational city. With aspiration, though, comes the chance of failure. New York City has a way of chewing your dreams, and spitting new ones out of your past failures."
Jessa Chargois,

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Worst Kind of Addiction

"New York is the worst kind of addiction. The poverty-stricken kind. The kind where you can't afford enough of whatever it is you need and so you stay needle sick forever, constantly searching for just one little hit to keep you going without ever feeling the crest of a real high."
Dana Czapnik, The Falconer

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Madison Avenue

"Haven't you learned if you want the world to think you're doing something, you have to do it on Madison Avenue? And eight dollar cappuccinos are the price you pay."
Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Gossip Girl

Monday, September 20, 2021

The Best Idea

"Back then, New York was still an idea. The best idea this country ever had. Now, it's more like a crass reality show. The streets have been cleaned up, the tourists come and come and come, there are half-empty apartment buildings right there in Midtown, whole blocks of concrete owned by people who will never live here, keeping their multimillion dollar condos just in case they visit sometime. In the seventies, you didn't visit New York. You lived here. You escaped whatever life your parents had made for you, and you landed in a place asking only that you live in it, make of it for yourself."
Jacqueline Bublitz, Before You Knew My Name

Friday, September 17, 2021

UN General Assembly

"It's been a very big week here in New York. The UN General Assembly is in town. Leaders from Asia, Africa and Europe have come to New York City to see all the people who used to live in their countries."
Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Constant Flux

"My favorite thing in New York was just to walk and to have the energy of all the people pushing me—I could walk hundreds of blocks, because everybody’s walking. And something interesting happens every block. The City’s in constant flux."
Norm Macdonald, NYCGo

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Most Tolerant People

"I've lived and worked in New York most of my life and I find that New Yorkers are still the most tolerant people anywhere. They're used to something different happening all the time. That's what gives the city its energy."
Robert Colesberry, quoted in Harrison Ford: The Films

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Global City


"I truly love living in New York City, and I'm proud to call it home. New York is a global city and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. New York is the home of the United Nations and  has welcomed all kinds of different cultures."
Jim Gaffigan, Dad is Fat

Monday, September 13, 2021

Nobody Looks Upwards

"Something that really catches my attention is that in New York nobody looks upwards. In that way nobody sees how extraordinary it is. For example, they don't see the castles . . . . All of that is magical and nobody sees it!"
Terry Gilliam, Terry Gilliam: Interviews

Saturday, September 11, 2021

New York Legs

World Trade Centeer (Wikimedia Commons)

"When she thought of New York City now, the place where she’d lived for most of her life, the only home she’d ever really known, she realized the city was like a person who now oftentimes struggled to stand proud because both its legs had collapsed in a sea of dust, fire and scattered office papers."
Rebecca McNuttBittersweet Symphony

Friday, September 10, 2021

New York Scent

Central Park (Pixabay)

"New York is like no other place and the fall is especially beautiful. New York is not normally the nicest or cleanest place, but when fall nears, all that is forgotten. Right around Labor Day, just as school is starting, a certain smell takes the air.  It is hard to describe exactly what I mean. It is just something you have to experience. I expect it is the scent of the leaves about to fall. The one thing about this scent is that it is pure and clean."
A.M. Philway, A Window Opens

Thursday, September 9, 2021


"The constitution and physical aspect of New York is soon seen; it is hardly more varied than a chessboard. The streets, cut at right angles, are called avenues when they are straight, and streets when irregular. The numbers on the principal thoroughfares are a very practical but monotonous arrangement; American cars run through all the avenues. Any one who has seen one quarter of New York knows the whole of the great city."
Jules Verne, A Floating City

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Jennifer Aniston

"What shocked me the most when I arrived in New York is that I didn’t know anybody! I think having spent the previous five years watching Friends and lots of American shows I sort of arrived thinking, 'Oh you know, I’m going to run into Jennifer Aniston in Central Park and Ross at the local pharmacy'. Then I realised that actually they were all fictional characters and here I was in the city and I needed to meet some real people. That was a bit of a surprise; the city felt so familiar to me through endless visits and movies and television show, but I actually didn’t really know anybody who lived here!"
Joanna Coles, Grazia

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Naughty Cousin

"I feel a deep affinity for New Yorkers. And that’s probably irrational, but I feel like New York is kind of like that cousin you see three times a year. There are the strange relatives you dread seeing, but there’s that one naughty cousin you can’t wait to see. That’s New York!"
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Playbill

Monday, September 6, 2021

Freedom and Spontaneity

"I was drawn to New York for the freedom and spontaneity. I loved that I could create whatever life I wanted here and it would always be flexible to change. I’ve stayed because that way of life has continued to draw me to New York year after year."
Flynn McGarry,

Friday, September 3, 2021

Visceral Untouchability

"A New Yorker isn’t so much a person as a mood. An understated but extroverted coolness. A way of drawing you in while warning you to fuck off. A visceral untouchability. 
Raven Smith, Vogue

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Demanding City

"What I love about New York is how demanding it is of you. You are constantly being asked to adapt—or forced to adapt—to all these different rhythms that are going on around you."
Lola Kirke, Vogue

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Powerful Spirit

"Every time I come to New York, I remember how powerful the spirit of this city is. Especially today. NYC, I love you." Ellen DeGeneres, Facebook