Friday, December 30, 2022

Love at First Flight


"I fell in love with New York the second I saw it. The first time I visited was in 1996 for the premiere of Emma, and even from the plane, looking down at the streets below, I said to myself, 'I'm going to live there!' I had never known a city that made me feel giddy."
Alan Cumming, Baggage

Thursday, December 29, 2022

No Interaction

Baruch Way

"It's striking that with such diversity of people, everyone is absort in their own world. In Latin America you walk down the street and people interact more, they look at each other in the eye. In New York it's different: people don't make eye contact. Interaction is almost non-existent."
María Mariño, El Destape 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The City Never Sleeps

Madison Square Park

"New York has always felt like home to me. I love that the city never sleeps and that there’s always something new and inspiring going on. New York is just that city for me."
Jennifer Morrison, New York City Monthly

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

We Have Enough

Statue of Liberty and Staten Island Ferry

"It is a fact that New York is the only city on earth today that is not out of luck, not in a state of siege, not in the clutch of evil invaders, not in tragic travail and shortage and exhaustion fighting for its life! The only very great metropolis left in a position to have everything that you expect of a great metropolis, unless it is Rio de Janeiro which I do not know … We have talent enough, money enough, liberty enough. No other city has; it is up to us."
Glenway WescottA Visit to Priapus and Other Stories

Monday, December 26, 2022

Drunk in New York

Mott Street

"One of the things that I truly love about New York is that you have to be a complete and total schmuck to get lost; the entire city is set up like a grid. Even if you realize that you are going the wrong way, all you have to do is turn around and walk in the opposite direction. That is of course, unless you are drunk, and we all were."
Russell AndresenMemoirs of a Jewish Vampire

Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas in New York

Rockefeller Center

"Rockettes are warming up their kicks (bum-bum-ba-da-da-da)
Radio City sold out of all of their tickets
The windows on Fifth Avenue
Are dressed up and they're telling you
Suddenly it's Christmas in New York."
Lea Michele, Christmas in New York

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Filthy Streets

Third Avenue

"Don't get me wrong—New York is an exciting city and there's always a lot going onIt's full of energy and it has a unique 'vibe' all  its own. But it's crowded, loud, hurried, intense, and it just seems like its streets are filthy. Even when the trash gets picked up, you always want to burn your shoes after you've walked the New York streets."
Mike Huckabee, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Holiday Cheer

College Walk at Columbia University

"Rachel Conti loved New York at Christmas. Although a visit to the city was always a treat, at this time of year Manhattan was truly at its finest: all decked out in sparkle and full of holiday cheer."
Melissa Hill, Something from Tiffany's

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Looking Toward the Future

Four Freedoms Park

"New York is a place where it doesn’t matter where you come from, it’s all about people who may not have a past but look toward the future."
Stefano Tonchi, Interview Magazine

Monday, December 19, 2022

Urban Snow Globe

Penn Station

"New York at Christmastime is a magical place. It’s just this spectacular urban snow globe."

David Frankel, Tribute

Friday, December 16, 2022

No Floor

Financial District

"New York didn't feel like it had a ceiling and still doesn't. But it also can feel like it doesn't have a floor."
Marc Hundley, Vice 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Fierce Women

Lower East Side

"If I permanently lived in New York City, I'd be unstoppable. Can you believe that there are women who are just born here and can freely choose to continue living their fiercest lives here? The luck they possess is almost unfathomable to me."
Melina Maria Morry, The Manhattan Mishap

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Kids in the City

Jane's Carousel

"Once, in college, a group of my transplant friends had unanimously agreed they 'could never raise kids in the city,' and I was shocked. It isn’t just that I loved growing up in the city—it’s that every time I see kids sleepily shuffling along en masse at the Met, or setting their boom box down on the train to break-dance for tips, or standing in awe in front of a world-class violinist playing beneath Rockefeller Center, I think, How amazing it is to be a part of this, to get to share this place with all these people."
Emily Henry, Book Lovers

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Thrillingly Familiar

Park Avenue

"New York is a city that feels thrillingly familiar from the first moment you walk its streets. Blurs of yellow as taxis speed by; plumes of steam rising from the streets; towering skyscrapers and ubiquitous hotdog carts – cinema has made all of these things both expected and iconic."
Sarah Rodrigues, The Telegraph

Monday, December 12, 2022

Missing New York

Lower East Side mural

"I missed New York, I missed the Met. I missed the lit scene. I missed the warehouse parties with good techno. I missed the subway and the parks and how people totally ignored you on the street."
Liara Roux, Whore of New York

Friday, December 9, 2022

Roots in New York

Third Avenue

"New York was a great place to live if you had roots there. If you were part of it. But some people weren't born for steel jungles and the fast-paced lifestyle and—let's face it—the cost of living. I used to love that I blended in what the crowd, that I was another face among faces, another writer chasing their dreams in the neighborhood coffee shop. But the longer I lived there, the more gum littered the sidewalk and rust crept in."
Ashley Poston, The Dead Romantics

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Weirdest Weirdo


"I love that about New York. You can be the weirdest weirdo walking down the street, and no one cares."
Tucker Shaw, When You Call My Name

Wednesday, December 7, 2022


Mulberry Street

"I’m so used to encountering people who say, 'Oh, you live in New York? Isn’t it dirty, isn’t it busy? Is it crazy?' And I feel like I spent my whole life since moving here explaining to people how brilliant New York is and how most of these misconceptions about New York are so wrong."
Jill Hennessy, New York Magazine

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

New York Walks

Riverside Park

"Toby loved taking walks. It was his greatest revelation of New York, that it was the largest city in America and you could scale it on your own two legs."
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is in Trouble

Monday, December 5, 2022

New York Grandeur

Grand Central Terminal

"Even a Philadelphian like me is willing to admit that New York is the greatest city world. It's vibrant. Alive. Timeless. The more I get to know it, the more I'm captivated by its grandeur."
Rob DiCristino, quoted in Filmed in Brooklyn

Friday, December 2, 2022

Diversity and Complexity

Two Bridges

"New York is full of diversity and complexity, and it's very hard to analyze because of that. New York is a mind-set, and we're all arrogantly proud of what that represents."
Milton Glaser, The New York Times

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Mood Supporter


"Another incredible quality of Manhattan is that it really supports whatever mood you're in. If you're on top of the world, on a honeymoon phase with a new boyfriend, just found a nice man with a great job, looked in the mirror and think you look great, New York is suddenly the best city in the world. It's just like a Frank Sinatra song, and similarly, if you're down-and-out, life has lost all meaning and, just never comes together, New York really supports that. You can feel safe in the weight of that."
Natasha Lyonne, Coveteur