On NYC

ON NYC

  • “A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines. The island of Manhattan is without any doubt the greatest human concentrate on earth, the poem whose magic is comprehensible to millions of permanent residents but whose full meaning will always remain elusive.” ~  E.B. White, Here Is New York
  • “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.” ~  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • “I look to see how a city tells its story through its buildings and architecture. It is as if the spirit of the place is captured, like whispers, within the stones of the great buildings.”  ~ Leo Hollis in his book ‘Cities Are Good for You.’ 
  • “New York is the cubist, the futurist city. It expresses in its architecture, its life, its spirit, the modern thought.” – Francis Picabia

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