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"I can't wait to get back to New York City where at least when I walk down the streat, no one ever hesitates to tell me exactly what they think of me."  (Ani Difranco)

"I do not go outdoors. Not more than I have to. As far as I'm concerned, the whole point of living in New York City is indoors. You want greenery? Order the spinach."  (David Rakoff, Fraud)

"In years to come cities will stretch out horizontally and will be non-urban (Los Angeles). After that, they will bury themselves in the ground and will no longer have names. Everything will become infrastructure bathed in artificial light and energy. The brilliant superstructure, the crazy verticality will have disappeared. New York is the final fling of this baroque verticality, this centrifugal excentricity, before the horizontal dismantling arrives, and the subterranean implosion that will follow."  (Jean Baudrillard, America)

"It is a world completely rotten with wealth, power, senility, indifference, puritanism and mental hygiene, poverty and waste, technological futility and aimless violence, and yet I cannot help but feel it has about it something of the dawning of the universe. Perhaps because the entire world continues to dream of New York, even as New York dominates and exploits it."  (Jean Baudrillard, America)

"The more furious the pace, the more diminished the spirit."  (Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, on NYC)

"When reporters asked the Pope what he liked best about New York, he replied 'Tutti buoni'-everything is good.  That's my philosophy exactly."  (Andy Warhol, America, 1985)

"Why do people live in New York? There is no relationship between them. Except for an inner electricity which results fom the simple fact of their being crowded together. A magical sensation of contiguity and attraction for an artificial centrality. This is what makes it a self-attracting universe, which there is no reason to leave. There is no human reason to be here, except for the sheer ecstacy of being crowded together."  (Jean Baudrillard, America)

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