This video is a tribute to New York of its illustrious inhabitants
What does New York have so much love? Why, year after year, is it still one of the gold destinations of world tourism? It is not the city that has more (that is the delirious Dubai), nor the mecca of cinema (Hollywood will always be Hollywood); it's not even the prettiest (what about the architecture of Chicago or the stately touch of Boston?)… but it's New York. Where everything happens. The capital of the world has attracted and will continue to do so, to the great writers, filmmakers, artists and intellectuals of the world for that eternal je ne sais quoi.
New York © Alamy
This video of the Gothamist website summarizes in a few quotes from its illustrious inhabitants that character, that personality, that way of being so autonomous, active and attractive that it has NY:
"Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, nowhere else is good enough," John Steinbeck
"There's something in the air in New York that makes sleeping useless," Simone de Beauvoir.
"My favorite thing about New York is people, because I think they are misunderstood. I don't think people realize how kind New York citizens are," Bill murray
"When you leave New York you are amazed at how clean the rest of the world is. Cleaning is not enough," Fran Lebowitz
"When I'm in New York, I just want to walk down a street and have that 'I'm in a movie' feeling," Ryan Adams
"Sometimes I feel that my only friend is the city where I live, it's the beautiful Brooklyn," Mos def
"London is satisfactory, Paris resigned, but New York is always hopeful. He always thinks something good is about to happen, and he has to hurry to meet him," Dorothy Parker
"One belongs to New York immediately, one belongs to the city in five minutes as much as in five years"Tom Wolfe
"It would be a great place if one day they finished it," O. Henry