“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald,
|Queensborough Bridge and Midtown Manhattan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Corner NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Midtown Manhattan from Liberty Harbor in Weehawken New Jersey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Diverse City: Quixotic, Concrete, and Everything in Between
Manhattan is the city of dreams and harsh reality. It's a place where idealism converges fundamental realism. The tough and the gentle. Cold and sentimental. Manhattan is the embodiment of city life in the United States. Name a city in America and one of the top ten answers will be New York City. It's very probable that the "Big Apple" will be the number one answer. Yeah, the Big Apple--New York, New York. That's Manhattan to youse guys.
"What Does Manhattan Say to You?" was the question that I asked back in January. The answers were many. Manhattan said a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Here are a few of those answers:
- That's all the word "Manhattan" makes me think of.
- Well... one more thing...
- It's damned difficult to find a chocolate bunny in Manhattan on Easter Sunday! And if you do find one, they'll gouge you on the price! (But you'll buy it anyway because... well... Easter, chocolate bunny.)
Thanks Stephen T McCarthy! Love it! As always you add some unique twists. I would have never thought of the chocolate bunny angle. But come to think of it I had a similar experience in Toronto one Easter back in the 1980's so I totally relate to this story. Sometimes it's not easy to find a chocolate bunny when you really crave one.
If someone asked you to name a city in the U.S, what would likely be your first answer? If you were vacationing in Manhattan what would be the main things you would want to see? Have you ever craved something and couldn't find it right away?