* Above photo collage from a not -too long ago visit. I stayed in the west Village and took many of these photos near by. Notable - the High Line ( with zebra billboard) and how quickly its evolved.
“There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York
of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted
and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable.
Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is
devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is
the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New
York in quest of something. ...Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion. ”
Feeling nostalgic as Fall arrives and unpleasant things happen around the world and in NYC ( chelsea & NJ bombings) that makes one pause and take stake. My heart goes out to NYC residents who are handling uncertainty with composure and calm.