Friday, September 30, 2022

Do More

Coney Island subway station

"New York – I can go to every five boroughs and New Jersey in one day and still have time to go do some other shit. You can just do more. It’s just faster to me. I like New York because it’s so fast."
Tyshawn Jones, Sneaker News

Thursday, September 29, 2022


The Sphere at Liberty Park

"I’ve had a 34-year love affair with New York City and have witnessed its resilience for decades. I can tell you firsthand that New York does what it does, what it has always done, what it will always do: It gets on with it. So many times people have said, 'New York is over,' including after the terrorist attacks and when COVID hit the city. New York will never be over."
Kelly Ripa, AARP

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

New York Seasons

Riverside Park

"New York isn't much better: Spring and fall last a month each and make you certain there's no better city on earth, then summer and winter are brutal and exhausting. Precisely when you decide it's time to leave once and for all, spring or fall shows up and you forget the pain all over again."
Abbi Waxman, Adult Assembly Required

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Manhattan Living

Park Avenue

"The excitement of living in Manhattan never left me, and never has. It was an incomparable feeling to step out of our apartment block onto Park Avenue in the morning, and know that you were in the centre of the world."
John Mason, Diplomatic Dispatches

Monday, September 26, 2022

New York Women

Rose Hill

"The beauty of woman is as usual in New York as it is rare in the capitals of Europe. Without the charm, symmetry, vivacity of the faces of her women, New York would be, indeed, the ugliest, dingiest, and stupidest metropolis in the world."
Robert W. Chambers, Eres

Friday, September 23, 2022

Reasons to Love New York

East Village

"I love New York for a lot of reasons. I love New York for fashion, I love seeing people walking down the street in the most intricate, beautiful outfits. I love meeting people everywhere, I love seeing people everywhere. The energy's palpable, it's something unlike anything else. The best about New York is the inspiration that it grants me. I don't think I've ever been more creative anywhere else than I have been here."
ón Moreno, V Magazine

Thursday, September 22, 2022

One New York

Top of the Rock

Everyone has a black belt in bitching about New York. The subway, for example, is the quickest way to get around so you just have to use it, and some people don’t like that. But, there’s only one New York. It’s an amazing city."
Philip Duff, Irish Times

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Fantastic with Money

Billionaires' Row

"New York is really fantastic as long as you have the money. If you don't, you can bet on a restless existence made of constant moving, constant threats, and a continuous process of starting all over again."
Alessandro Busà, The Creative Destruction of New York City

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Hiding in Plain Sight

World Trade Center subway station

here's still a healthy amount of anonymity to be had in Manhattan. And, I don't even mean that just because I'm an terms of my childhood, there's that feeling of being alone in the world in the  world in the big city but there are also so many people. Like they say, the best hiding places are always in plain sight."
Natasha Lyonne, Coveteur

Monday, September 19, 2022

Balancing Act

American Copper Buildings

"Living in New York is a tricky balancing act. Daily, I must leave the cage of my apartment and venture out into the city. Then I must get in, out of the city, back to my apartment nest. The cage/nest contradiction is a constant one. It goes with the urban terrain. The enchantment of New York is its big dreams. The reality of New York is its small living spaces."
Julia Cameron, The Sound of Paper

Friday, September 16, 2022

Flying Permits

Alwyn Court

"In New York there are unions for virtually everything. Even the pigeons are required to have permits to fly around New York City. And those permits are expensive, which is why you see so many pigeons walking around Manhattan sidewalks."
John Bohannon, Abracadabra, You're Dead

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Raging Beast

Mural by Sonny in SoHo

"To me, New York is still a strange, raging beast to be tamed, except that I don't happen to have a tranquilizer gun."
Angel Arekin, Is it Love? Carter Corp. Gabriel

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Make Your Own Path


"I think New York is the true test of independence and finding yourself. To survive in New York you need to have thick skin, and you need to learn to advocate for yourself. The city has taught me to be a unique individual—it really brings it out of you. It encourages people to make their own path. No two people have the same story in this city, you really need to make your own."
Hilda Batayneh, Fashion Week Daily

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

In Search of Opportunity

East 34th Street Ferry Terminal

"There are so many people who go to New York in search of success or an opportunity that sometimes I feel like it's a passing-through destination. There's a sense of urgency in which everybody is in a hurry."
María Mariño, El Destape

Monday, September 12, 2022

New York Will Continue

Battery Park

"I have news for you. New York most certainly will continue. With you. Or without you. Just like she always has. Just like she always will. Perhaps that's what stings most about New York sometimes. Her aloof independence. Her ability to be anything and everything to you."
Krystal Bick, This Time Tomorrow

Friday, September 9, 2022

Incomparable Energy

West 34th Street

"I’ve loved NYC from the moment I landed here in the early nineties. The moment you see that skyline, well for me it was all over. I feel like I owe this city a lot, because it gives me so much every day. Even if I’m running in Central Park or walking the streets, this city has an energy unlike any other place."
Barry Reeves, Echo

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Case Study of Authenticity

Madison Square Park

"The colorful characters that strut down the city's streets, they inspire and challenge every notion of what identity is. NYC is a live case study of authenticity and what it means to truly be free to express yourself and by being free, I mean in every sense of the word."
Richie Shazam, Vice 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

New York Neighbors

Long Island City

"The beauty of New York neighbors is that they can be acquired slowly, carefully, and selectively."
John Lardner, quoted in The Epic of New York City

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Heart in New York

Lower East Side

"A heart in New York, a rose on the street
I write my song to that city heartbeat
A heart in New York, love in her eye, an open door and a friend for the night."
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, A Heart in New York

Monday, September 5, 2022

Working for Something

Financial District

"One thing that New York really showed us in the late eighties is you have to have a mission when you're there. You have to be working for something. It's very hard to live in New York and just kick it, sort of relax, and do nothing."
John Popper, Suck and Blow

Friday, September 2, 2022

Everyplace Else

Store in Midtown

"It's not that I love New York. It's just that I hate everyplace else." 
P.C. Vey, The New Yorker

Thursday, September 1, 2022

New York Is My Pulse

Bleecker Street

"Everything that I'm attracted to and have ever wanted to be like is in New York. New York is my pulse. New York is my heart."
Debbie Harry, Face It