I see it everyday — commuting to work, which is in the Bronx, and more recently, to my classes in NYU (which I will write about another time), and yet it never gets old.
The city has a life all its own. A cliche, yes. It is unlike any other, alive and always moving. Beyond its great skyline revered and admired are its people, cultures as colorful as its bright lights, the diversity that makes it the Manhattan we know. I have always said, for instance, that within its most populated places is the best spot to find solitude. One can be amongst many and yet be completely independent of the crowd, choose to stand out or be invisible. I can name a lot of great things about New York, but at the top of my list would definitely be individuals’ collective stance to make their own choices, to be oneself, to simply be.
Featured photo taken of the city from The Chart House Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ, August 3, 2014