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Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed t

Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages.[David Dink
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Oh, I know what to do when I see victuals coming toward me in little old Ba

Oh, I know what to do when I see victuals coming toward me in little old Bagdad-on-the-Subway. I strike the asphalt three times with my forehead and get ready to spiel yarns for my supper.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Greenwich Village... the village of low rents and high arts.

Greenwich Village... the village of low rents and high arts.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

In England I am always madam; I arrived too late to ever be a miss. In New

In England I am always madam; I arrived too late to ever be a miss. In New York I have only been madamed once, by the doorman at the Carlyle Hotel.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We played this game from the west village to the upper east side til around

We played this game from the west village to the upper east side til around midnight when the Chrysler building was far behind us and we weren’t sure if we were in love anymore.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When it is good, this is a city of fantastic strength, sophistication and b

When it is good, this is a city of fantastic strength, sophistication and beauty. It is like no other city in time or place. Visitors and even natives rarely use the words urban character or environmental style, but that is what they are reacting to with
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Never mind gas masks and fallout shelters in the event of biological warfar

Never mind gas masks and fallout shelters in the event of biological warfare. Many New Yorkers move from place to place equipped with the essentials of vermin assault weaponry: mouse traps, roach spray, and sticky tapes. In some neighborhoods, it’s a must
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The pulse of New York City can be found on the bent elbows of the patrons i

The pulse of New York City can be found on the bent elbows of the patrons in Pete's Tavern.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It was the soul of the machine, the ethological epicentre, the planetary gr

It was the soul of the machine, the ethological epicentre, the planetary ground zero of their commercial energy. I could almost feel it, shivering down like bomb-blasted rivers of glass from these undreaming towers of dark and light invading the snow-dark
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The big weekend rush is on. The big city emptying itself out at once. Just

The big weekend rush is on. The big city emptying itself out at once. Just a skeleton crew left to keep it going until Monday morning. Everybody getting out - everybody but me, everybody but those who are coming here for me tonight. We're going to have th
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The salesgirl, the landlord, the guests, the bystanders, sixteen varieties

The salesgirl, the landlord, the guests, the bystanders, sixteen varieties of social circumstance in a day. Everyone has the power to call your whole life into question here. Too many people have access to your state of mind. Some people are indifferent t
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Give me such shows--give me the streets of Manhattan!

Give me such shows--give me the streets of Manhattan!
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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