Here is New York by E. B. White - On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.
My Endless New York by Tony Judt - Just what is a “world city”?
Start-Up City by Edward L. Glaeser - Entrepreneurs are the key to the city, past and future.
Lost and Found by Colson Whitehead - No matter how long you have been here, you are a New Yorker the first time you say, ”That used to be Munsey’s” or ”That used to be the Tic Toc Lounge.”
I Want This Apartment by Susan Orlean - Jill Meilus is a New York City real-estate broker. Like Superman, she can see through walls.
My Misspent Youth by Meghan Daum - The moment the rickety elevator lurched onto the sixth floor, life for me was never the same.
The Town Car 500 by Jennifer Gonnerman - Livery-cab drivers are racing for a dwindling number of calls, and a lone teenage dispatcher is referee of the road.
The People on the Bus by Adam Gopnik - Bus-blindness is a standard New York illness; of all the regularities of life here, the bus is the least celebrated, the least inclined to tug at the heart, or be made into a symbol of our condition.
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell - “Didn’t I ever tell you about those boarded-up floors?”
All You Can Hold For Five Bucks by Joseph Mitchell - The New York State steak dinner, or “beefsteak,” is a form of gluttony as stylized and regional as the riverbank fish fry, the hot-rock clambake, or the Texas barbeque.