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The most beautiful thing about New York is New York itself.
The beautiful city, the city of hurried and sparkling waters!
The city of spires and masts! The city nested in bays!
Greatest of All American Poets
Its skies and cloudscapes are tremendous,
its southern latitude is revealed only in its light.
The lights going on over these frowning termitaries against
a sky of royal blue velvet only to be paralleled in Lisbon or Palermo.
Wild promise of mystery and the beauty in the world.
Spokesperson of Lost Generation
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City.
New York City is itself a detective story.
Queen of Crime
The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendor
that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.
Founder of Objectivism