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

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