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Here Is New York by E.B. White
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Apr 02, 2009

really liked it

This is a great essay about New York! Written in 1949, it is slightly outdated & politically incorrect - but aside from that it captures the unmatchable fever of Manhattan. It made me laugh, it made me long for living in the city. E.B. White talks about the 3 types of New York - the native who was born here, the commuter, and "the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something." It is this type of person that gives New York it's passion. Since moving from the city I have thought a lot about what it is about NYC that makes it so unique. E.B. White is able to pen words to some of the feelings of NYC that I previously thought indescribable.

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