Friday, April 28, 2023

Power in New York

Mounted police in Times Square

"Power is New York's sex and none of the people living here are unconscious of that fact. Watch the face of an off-duty cab driver in the rain; the painfully slow fingers of a token attendant as a subway rumbles into a station or the deliberate way a patrolman has of writing out a parking ticket. Power in New York is courted like a woman, and even her most ineffectual romancers write of her seduction like erotic monks."
Nicholas Pileggi, New York Magazine

Thursday, April 27, 2023

School of Fish

Coney Island boardwalk

"Being a New Yorker grounds you in every way. Before you walk out of the house, you can dress in the nicest clothes and be whoever you think you are, but when you’re on those streets, you’re just in the school of fish."
Awkwafina, Time Out NY

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Center of the World

Columbus Circle Globe

"New York City is the center of the world. There is an energy here. People from all over the world feel at home here."
Nusret Gökçe, The New York Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Leaving in Droves

Grand Central Terminal

"New York is so dangerous that people are leaving. Rents haven't gone down, 'cause foreign investors are buying up a lot of the buildings, but people are leaving New York in droves. Of course."
Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Monday, April 24, 2023

Best Thing About New York

Anita's Way

"The best thing about New York is that you can never know it all, no matter how long you live there. I love to walk in New York, turn down side streets, and discover little gems of architecture that I was unaware of before or restaurants or bookshops."
Dominick Dunne, New York Magazine

Friday, April 21, 2023

Wild Capers

Chambers Street subway station

"There's little to learn in New York that's good for a body. It's only a big, 'ot, dirty merry-go-round,—what with the outrageous noise and crowds and hurry and scurry, and wild capers and goings-on."
Robert W. Chambers, Eris

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Enjoy Living in New York

Central Park West and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

"I enjoy where I live. I'm part of the greatest city, greatest state in the United States. I know everybody says, 'All New Yorkers are moving out.' I don't see it. I'm part of a great city."
Rick Pitino, Courier Journal

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

New York is Important

Fox "News" truck on Sixth Avenue

"New York is important. Opinion leaders live here, advertisers live here, the press thinks it's the only place in the world."
Roger Ailes, quoted in Broadcasting & Cable

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

All About the People

Madison Square Park

"It sounds cliché but it's true that New York is all about the people. Even still. I just can't think of another place with a community as diverse, creative, ambitious, and exciting to be around. Everyone says we're cynics, but I think the truth is that we're secretly way more optimistic than anyone realizes—there's still a sense of possibility here."
Scott Rothkopf, Vice 

Monday, April 17, 2023

Fairytale Kingdom

Belvedere Castle

"New York was a fairytale kingdom, a glittering citadel of towers and turrets, with heroic bridges and leaping trestlework bracing the island like flying buttresses."
A.P. Murray, Greedy Heart

Friday, April 14, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Be Invisible

Javits Center

"The Javits Center is an enormous convention hall on the west side of Manhattan. Walking there wasn't like being in Atlanta for Dragon Con; the streets were filled with regular people, not other cosplayers. Some people stared at us and smiled, but even more people didn't pay any attention to us, because – Sebastian explained – New York is where you go to be invisible."
Nancy Werlin, Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Safe Haven

Rustic Shelter in Central Park

"It may come as a surprise because I am introverted, but New York is my favourite travel location. There is something about all that activity around you that makes it a safe haven for me; I like to go on the train or take a walk and simply observe."
Caroline Kelly, Jamaica Observer

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Not an Easy City to Live In

Apartment building in Rose Hill

"The only people who are allowed to (bleep) on New Yorkthe only people!are New Yorkers because we love it, and we love how mad it make us. It's not an easy city to live in. You fight and you claw and you finally get the job of your dreams, and you move in a New York City apartment and you give a little first pump and you say, 'yes!' and then your neighbor pounds on the wall and screams: 'Keep the (bleep) noise down!' And yeah, sure, as a New Yorker I'm willing to admit it smells bad here sometimes. I'd always assumed that's why Tucker Carlson was making that face. Everyone who lives there makes that face at least once a day. And we usually think something like, 'Is that urine or boiled cabbage?'"
Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers

Monday, April 10, 2023

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Liar

New York City

"I compared it to what I call 'Gotham City.' The streets are filthy, they are covered with people, basically dying on drugs. They can't even stand up, they are falling over. There's so much crime in the city, I can't comprehend how people live there. Uh, it was repulsive. It smells bad. I think it's a terrible place."
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Fox News

Friday, April 7, 2023

The Place to Be


"O! New York is all that I have had it represented to be! Boston does not compare with it for life and business. The splendid Street 'Broad Way' is the most Splendid Street that I ever saw, and then the Grand Park, and the Splendid water works where the water is thrown into the air to the height of 25 or 30 feet and then falls in to the Pool again in the most majestic Style. Then the Splendid 'Niblos Garden' is worth a journey of 50 miles to see the fine flowers & plants. O New York is the place for me."
Asa Hutchinson, Singing for Freedom

Thursday, April 6, 2023

New York Windows

Riverside South

"New York is a city full of windows, looking out and looking in. A shifting play of rectangles, the city is made up of boxes upon boxes. People live in them, breathe in them, glide up them, sleep in them."
Katy Hessel, The Guardian

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Leaving New York

Holland Tunnel

"The thing about leaving New York is that, forever after, people will ask if you miss it. My default answer, until recently, was no. I missed the people I’d left behind — my family and friends, the people who’d known me all my life — but I didn’t miss the city. New York changed, I would say. The New York I loved no longer exists."
Cari Luna, Salon

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Monday, April 3, 2023

Sense of Community

East Village community garden

"I love living in New York because there's so much talent in such a small space. You get inspired walking your own block. And people work so hard in order to stay here. I learn something every day and I've made some really beautiful friendships. And there's such a sense of community in New York. New Yorkers actually are really friendly and they really help people, like they help their neighbor. We saw that with the pandemic. There's a connection. You're all living together and that feels nice."
Katie Holmes. NY1