Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"New York remains what it has always been : a city of ebb and flow, a city of constant shifts of population and economics, a city of virtually no rest. It is harsh, dirty, and dangerous, it is whimsical and fanciful, it is beautiful and soaring - it is not one or another of these things but all of them, all at once, and to fail to accept this paradox is to deny the reality of city existence." - Paul Goldberger, architecture critic
This is the view from our amazing 23rd Floor apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is breathtaking. The apartment itself is incredibly spacious - it reminds me of our place at the Devonshire in Boston: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Our building is old and elegant, with chandeliers in the elevators and astonishingly cordial doormen. We are, in short, living a dream.
My happiness living here is a type of delirium.... I walk around the city just in love with everything and everyone. Maybe this will wear off. But for the moment, everything just gets me glowing. I love running in Central Park, and going to my new Bikram Yoga studio. I love mingling with the morning commuters on the street and wrestling with the evening commuters on the subway. I love the noise and the busy-ness and the fact that everyone in the world seems to be here. New Yorkers are hard edged and gritty and genuine.
Posted by Shana at 7:16 PM