Wednesday, January 31, 2024

New York Skies

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

"Skies in New York are in some ways like New Yorkers; they are either overcast or crystal clear and not a lot in between."
R.H. Martin, Children of Abraham

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Unbelievable City

Downtown Manhattan

"New York is an unbelievable city, it really is. You can find everything here, anytime, all the time. Except a cab."
Chloe Wilkox, Rocked by a Vampire

Monday, January 29, 2024

Nicest People

East Village

"I am now a New Yorker through and through. New York is so diverse and so welcoming. I don’t know why New Yorkers have a reputation for being impolite. They are the nicest people. You know, you fall down on the street and these are the people that are going to help you up."
Geneva Carr, TV Fanatic

Friday, January 26, 2024

For the Young

College Walk at Columbia University

"New York is for the young. It's for people who are still fighting. It's a beehive, with no place for a retired old drone like me."
Stuart Palmer, Nipped in the Bud

Thursday, January 25, 2024

City of the Future

The Future condominium in Kips Bay

"Here there are a lot of different people, cultures, histories and identities. New York is really the city of the future. Diversity is visible. Nobody in New York tries to quantify the different minorities."
Gaetano Pesce, Office Magazine

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Discovering New York

Greywacke Arch

"After 4 years of living here, I feel like I’m still always discovering new places in New York and that’s the best part."
Ed Ngai, Noho Furniture

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

World Metaphor

East Village (art by Bunny M)

"New York is the metaphor for the world. It is the most beautiful and the most fetid city alive."
Giovanni Uminici, Giovanni Uminici: My New York

Monday, January 22, 2024

Extraordinary Life

JP Morgan Chase headquarters

"I grew up here, you know, I love the city. If you look at New York City, the brainpower, the talent across financial services, media, technology is extraordinary. The life is extraordinary."
Jamie Dimon, NY1

Friday, January 19, 2024

Looking Up

Empire State Building

"New York is so overpowering, so overwhelming. You strain your neck looking up."
Reid Scott, Faces

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Made for Grander Things

Grand Central Terminal

"New York is my destination.
New York is where I will be from.
New York is made for grander things.
Just. Like. Me."
Suzanne Vega, New York is My Destination

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

New York When It Snows

Literary Walk

"Everything feels like a memory in a city when it snows. It goes all blurry around its edges, like even as it's happening it's already an old photograph. The whole world seems softer, gentler, quieter. And when New York is the city where it's snowing, it's more like the version that's suspended in my snow globe collection, where everything about it appears to be small and clean and pretty, and where anything feels possible."
Ashley Woodfolk, When You Were Everything

Monday, January 15, 2024

Achieving Goals in NYC

Riverside Park steps

"The people I knew around my age who came from outside New York generally succeeded in achieving their goals more than the people I knew who were born in New York. And I always thought that was because the people who were born in New York knew how hard New York was. But the people from outside had no idea. So there’s something to be said for that type of ignorance."
Fran Lebowitz, The Brooklyn Rail

Friday, January 12, 2024

International City of Motion

World Trade Center Station

"New York is an international city of motion, where energy is felt in the air."
Kasia Dietz, Lost in Cheeseland

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Runway Walking

Midtown Manhattan

"When you’re in New York, the energy and attitude on the streets is just unmatched, you know? Everyone acts like they are walking the runway. It’s infectious, it has energy."
Rita Ora, Council of Fashion Designers of America

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

New York Mayor for President

Downtown Manhattan

"I have a prediction. I think Mayor Adams is going to be our fourth straight New York mayor who decides to run for president. Calling it now. I love that a New York mayor thinks that other people in this country come here to visit and when they leave they think, ‘You know who should be in charge here? They can't handle trash pickup but I'd love to see what they do with the U.S. military.'"
Seth Meyers, American Museum of Natural History Gala

Tuesday, January 9, 2024


Downtown Manhattan

"New York is a work of art in and of itself. It’s a masterpiece that shouldn’t make sense, yet somehow, it does."
Jacqueline E. Smith, Once Upon A Times Square

Monday, January 8, 2024

Two Sides of Anything

St. Patrick's Cathedral and Olympic Tower

"New York is a monster with the head of Goddess and the four legs of animal. New York is a queen in one side and a beggar in the other. New York is the warmest heart like a mother, and is the coldest like a razer, New York has two sides as anything. New York is compound: after all I can not understand of New York."
Yone Noguchi, Yone Nuguchi: The Stream of Fate

Friday, January 5, 2024

Sense of Urgency

Wiliamsburg Bridge

"Your sense of urgency is non-existent right now. Are you even a New Yorker?"
Anonymous, via Overheard in New York

Thursday, January 4, 2024

City of Dreams

Empire State Building

"New York City: The subject of countless songs, the setting for beloved TV shows and movies, the City of Dreams, the Capital of the World. Thousands move to New York every day in hopes of experiencing that magical Something the city promises." 
Tobias van Schneider,

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Quietest City


"New York is the quietest city
I know,
only among
a million beating hearts
could you still hear
the cigarette burn
on a balcony
in Brooklyn."
Atticus, Love Her Wild

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Black and White

Rose Hill

"New York is very black and white. I like that. At least if you’re unhappy here you know it and if you’re happy you know it."
Cher, Interview Magazine

Monday, January 1, 2024

Birth of a Year

"Revelers" by Jane Dickson

"The birth of a year in New York is accompanied by the most stupendous sound I have ever heard. That is, not stupendous so much in the way of noise as in the terrific heart rending harmony it carries. To me it always sounded like the birth of all creation, especially if one was high up over it in some tall building where the individual noises were blended into the great whole." 
Dolly Grey, Dolly and Zane Grey