Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Endless New York

And yet, New York remains a world city. It is not the great American city — that will always be Chicago. New York sits at the edge: like Istanbul or Mumbai, it has a distinctive appeal that lies precisely in its cantankerous relationship to the metropolitan territory beyond. It looks outward, and is thus attractive to people who would not feel comfortable further inland. It has never been American in the way that Paris is French: New York has always been about something else as well. 
 - except from My Endless New York, by Tony Judt


It will be a short and fleeting visit, but I can't wait to see home again.  New York City, New Years Eve, here I come!

Photography by Andrew Hom.

4 comments:

  1. I knew Tony Judt and he was so gracious to speak at a conference I organized years ago. He just died a few months ago. He was a rabble rouser and freedom fighter. Nice name drop!

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