Thursday, December 11, 2008

Three New Yorks

For the inaugural post of this new blog, I figured I'd reference one of my favorite quotes about New York City. I've seen it a few times on the subway, and I think it's pretty apt.

“ There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. […] Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion."
- E.B. White, Here is New York

I've been very fortunate to find my home in this city and in the coming days I'm going to get the ball rolling on this blog. 

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