If you want to become a real New Yorker, there’s only one rule: You have to believe New York is, has been, and always will be the greatest city on earth. The center of the universe. – Ellen R. Shapiro
There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. – Simone de Beauvoir
London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. – Dorothy Parker
More than anything else New York is a city of superlatives, a place where the best, the brightest, the biggest is the norm. – Marilyn J. Appleberg
A hundred times I have thought: New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe. – Le Corbusier
All photos courtesy of John Atherton on Flickr.
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