Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Always Running

Williamsburg Bridge

New York is known as a place where you're always running toward something, whether it be at a meeting, the subway station, or a particular goal — in New York, you're always ready for the next thing."
Silvana Reyes, Buzzfeed

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New York Imagery

Top of the Rock

"New York is always confirming its own imagery, in part because the imagery is mostly not the sort that is predicated on perfect light glinting off monuments. The Empire State Building and the figure of Prometheus above the Rockefeller Center skating rink endure in tourist-brochure shorthand, but they don't actually remind you of anything but themselves. New York is all pileup and fluke and babble; its imagery is ad hoc."
Lucy Sante, New York Magazine

Monday, November 28, 2022

New York's Feelings

East Village

"New York is a person. You might argue that cities are cities that therefore can't also be people any more than people can also be cities, and you may be right that other cities aren't people, but I think you're wrong about New York. I have lived in other cities; I have lived in Los Angeles, and Chicago, and Dallas, and they are all cities that are nice cities but cities that are not people. You may dispute this belief, but today I worried I'd hurt New York's feelings, and New York let me know we were okay, same as any close friend I'd had since I was a kid might have done."
Lauren Graham, Have I Told You This Already?

Friday, November 25, 2022

Tourist Destination

Manhattan Bridge

"New York is in fact a major tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors each year, the majority of whom are never robbed and stabbed and left on the sidewalk to bleed to death while being stepped over by enough people to populate the entire state of Montana. Their secretThey follow certain common-sense New York City safety rules, such as: Always walk at least 30 miles per hour. Always keep your money and other valuables in a safe place, such as Switzerland."
Dave Barry, 
Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Fun Time

Upper West Side

"Staying in New York City over Thanksgiving is a little like being a survivor of the zombie apocalypse: The city empties out, an eerie calm descends and only the most dedicated venture into the night. In other words, it's a really fun time to be here! (Seriously.)"
Tasting Table staff, Tasting Table

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

On the Move


"New York City is a big-goal place, but it’s also a place where a lot of people work hard with what they do. Everybody is on the move, and everybody is trying to get to a certain place."
Xavier McKinney, New York Post

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

New York Launch

Art in Freeman Alley

"New York is like that, it takes delicious delight in launching young things out into the stratosphere only to shoot them back out of the sky. That’s its sport."
Ashley Bickerton, Los Angeles Magazine

Monday, November 21, 2022

New York Rhythm


"New York is a better fit. There's a rhythm to the city that revs me up. I like the bustle and the sounds. The smells could be improved, but all in all, I'm glad I moved."
Jo Leigh, Tempted in the City

Friday, November 18, 2022

In the Traffic of Art

Sidewalk in Rose Hill

"What’s great about New York is that you’re in the traffic so to speak, of theater, art, music, politics and so much more that really isn’t available elsewhere. New York is also a very spontaneous place. You don’t have to plan something because you can simply go to the theater or a restaurant, or do almost anything else. I think anybody who’s bored in New York isn’t trying."
Marlo Thomas, New York Lifestyles Magazine

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Lonely People

East River Greenway

"New York is a city of many lonely people. It's easier to fit in there if you're lonely than in other places."
Billy Whitener, Alone: The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

City of Man

"Adam" at the Time Warner Center

"New York is truly the city of man. It is humanity in microcosm, reflecting the infinite variety as well as the infinite capacity for good or evil of the human race."
Diosdado Macapagal, The New York Times

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Biggest Personality

Lower East Side

"I love New York City. No matter how long I have lived or worked here, she's just the biggest personality  I've ever met, so there's always an unexpected joy, or moment, a surprise. There's nothing like NYC."
Stephanie J. Block, NYC Next

Monday, November 14, 2022

Love Story

"Window to the Heart" in Times Square

"It’s no surprise that New York is such a popular a setting for romantic comedies — a genre that is, more often than not, about the newness of love. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy meets boy, girl meets girl . . . New York, with its endless crowded sidewalks, is practically designed for these happy collisions. Every morning you step out your front door into what is potentially Act One of a love story."
Carter Bays, The Financial Times

Friday, November 11, 2022

Bemoaning the Disappearance of New York

57 Great Jones Street

"Bemoaning the disappearance of the New York is a time-honored tradition: no one has ever arrived here early enough to experience the city at its greatest, and everyone who comes after you has arrived too late."
Glynnis MacNicol, The Daily Beast

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Despair of Love

East Village

"To know New York is to know the agonizing despair that is loving it. Desperately, begrudgingly, faithfully. Few cities in the world instill such conflicted passion."
Jenny Bahn, Cereal City Guide: New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Living in New York

Long Island City

"People don't really know what New York is unless you live there. I think a lot of people want New York to be a certain way, and they want New York to to be a way that fulfills whatever the image is in their head, and they get that image, probably from TV, from film, and from whatever else, or other sorts of media where they see the city. I think for me, it was just a place that I was growing up. Obviously, the thing that drives New York really is this kind of energy, I think that everyone always talks about, right. But that is kind of hard to understand." Matthew Daddario, Flaunt

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Like What You See in Movies

Madison Square Park

"It is hard to say why I love New York because everything is like what you see in movies or on TV, so feels almost unreal. But I was there a couple of years ago walking to the Met from midtown – which is a very long walk – and it was as though I was being carried on a tide of difference: everybody and everything seemed new and fresh."
Chantal Joffe, The Guardian

Monday, November 7, 2022

What Happens on Coney Island

Coney Island Boardwalk

"You know what they say: 'What happens on Coney Island...' Well, I guess nothing good really happens on Coney Island."
"Logan Pierce" (Jimmy Simpson), Person of Interest

Friday, November 4, 2022

Vital and Fertile

Straus Park

"New York? Love it! I feel in cadence
 here. New York is so vital and so fertile."
Jackie Skarvellis, James Dean is Dead! (Long Live James Dean) 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Night Place

Rose Hill

"New York is a night place. New York is a haven for those supposedly lost souls who cannot put up after dusk with solitary silence,  who find cricket noises unsettling, and who want to buy a newspaper or enjoy a five-course dinner or even conduct a leisurely chat with a perfect stranger."
Bobby Short, New York Magazine

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

New York Landing

JFK airport

"She's always thought that one of the beauties of New York is that you can be from anywhere and within moments of landing it is yours."
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Monument to the $

Rockefeller Center

New York is a monument to the $. The $ is responsible for everything, good and bad, and it is the best thing the city has to offer."
William Klein, quoted in The Guardian