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Quotable NYC

“As we cross the crowded, filthy, immigrant street, now black and Puerto Rican instead of Jewish and Italian, she marvels at how changed it all is. I tell her nothing has changed, only the color of the people and the language spoken. The hungry, angling busy-ness of Delancey Street is all still in place.” — …

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“I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.” — Dylan Thomas

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“He fell in love with Manhattan’s skyline, like a first-time brothel guest falling for a seasoned professional. He mused over her reflections in the black East River at dusk, dawn, or darkest night, and each haloed light-in a tower or strung along the jeweled and sprawling spider legs of the Brooklyn Bridge’s spans-hinted at some …

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“New York is large, glamorous, easy-going, kindly and incurious, but above all it is a crucible – because it is large enough to be incurious.” — Ford Madox Ford

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“Seeing with my innocent road-eyes the absolute madness and fantastic hooair of New York with its millions and millions hustling forever for a buck among themselves.” — Jack Kerouac

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“New York abounds beyond all other places in the universe, not excepting Paris, in consummate institutions for cultivating the noble science of gastronomy.” — James Kirke Paulding

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“I began, in my manner, to make a religion of my neighborhood.” — Nora Ephron

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“I went to New York City to be born again.” — Kurt Vonnegut

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“Domesticated animals will cease to be domesticated within the limits of towns. Indeed, I believe that twenty years will not elapse before the horse will be unknown in New York, and that automobile carriages and trucks will entirely supplant the vehicles of today. Heavens! What a relief this will be to the Department of Street …

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“I was lucky to live in New York when it was dangerous and edgy and cheap enough to play host to young, penniless artists. That was the era of “coffee shops” as they were defined in New York – cheap restaurants open round the clock where you could eat for less than it would cost …

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