Thursday, June 25, 2015

Murray Street and West Street

Visitors force you to think. They arrive with that helpless do-with-me-what-you-will look and when you ask what they’d like to do or see they say, “Oh, what’s good?”             
            What’s good? In New York?             
            You tell them—gently—that this is New York where everything is good. Everything, baby.             

            —Frank McCourt, “To the Visitor: A Bent Ear, A Cocked Eye” in Metropolis Found

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