Monday, December 23, 2019

New York Photo Notes

1. In New York, even the bathrooms are cinematic.

2. Sometimes, we live outside in.

3. Even if you don't have a Christmas tree, you have a Christmas tree.

4. Shabby/ornate is what the city's about - but gentrification is erasing that like sea rise on Miami Beach.

And here's hoping you don't feel attacked when I say...
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

I Love New York

Actually, I don't. No New Yorker does. It's like loving your blood type.
But I will admit that this city does offer the occasional compensation for the noise, the jerks, the crowds, and the expense.
I'm typing this from the reading room of a discreet midtown hotel that was once home to a famous Jazz Age writer, a five minute walk from the Algonquin Round Table. I'm surrounded by wood panelling and leather chairs, and there's a cappuccino machine bubbling away in the back. The streets outside are packed, but there's a murmuring silence here, and I have the room completely to myself...