Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 20 Greatest NYC Songs — #4

Empire State of Mind (Part II) BrokenDown by Angela Hunte, Janet “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic, and Alicia Keys

17 Empire State of MindThough the Jay Z rap of the same title is more popular, we prefer Alicia Keys’ far more melodic, lilting solo ballad. The eulogy to all that is good and bad in the city, the struggles and hardships that make the triumphs and the glories worth having, continue to hold true for every New Yorker – both native and settler – who embraces the city.


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