IV. Quality

 

Washington Bridge  Hudson River  Color Exposure

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# 1

A Southern City with a southern pullulation of life;

Yet with a northern winter imposing a control;

The whole Nordic energy and sanity of living

crisply enforcing its authority for three or the four seasons

on the violet airy babel of tongues and races;

This tension gives New York its unique concentration

and makes it The Supreme Metropolis Of The Present.

British Intellectual

 

# 2

A Haven as cozy as Toast;

cool as an Icebox;

and safe as Skyscrapers.

Welsh Poet

 

# 3

French in the restaurants.

Irish Born Dramatist

 

# 4

Living in California adds ten years to a man's life.

And those extra ten years I'd like to spend in New York.

Greatest Baseball Fan

 

# 5

I wonder what it is in the New York air

that enables me to sit up till all hours of the night

in an atmosphere which in London would make a horse dizzy,

but here merely clears the brain.

London Essayist

 

# 6

When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.

The Divine Miss M

 

# 7

The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost.

Essayist of Unusual Merit

 

# 8

In New York the Earth seems to spin more quickly round its axis.

Theatre Herbert

 

# 9

A Splendid City.

A great money centre.

San Francisco with the mines above the ground.

Creator of the Word Anæsthesia

 

# 10

Grid Is Good.

Madison Man

 

# 11

This is the first sensation of life in New York

you feel that the Americans have practically added a new dimension to space.

Scottish Critic

 

# 12

There is no place like it;

no place with an atom of its glory;

pride, and exultancy.

Lost Generation Titan

 

 

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