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“Give me the streets of New York”—Walt Whitman

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Make it here
Make it anywhere
People swear

I’m in a New York state of mind—Billy Joel

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Flashing eyes
Shuttering dream dust
Flutter glare

New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Upside Downtown Chrysler Bldg

Spidey’s web
Iron Man’s aerie
Batman’s lair

People go to LA to “find themselves”, they come to New York to become someone new—Lindsey Kelk

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All mod cons
Sidewalk room service
Sedan chairs

When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London—Bette Midler

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Grand canyons
Gilded parachutes
Truth or dare

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding―John Updike

Upside Downtown ice rink escalator

Got a heart
Beats in a logo
Lovers care

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice―Bob Dylan

Upside Downtown piano player in the park

Sparkling solitaires
flaming flares

A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush. I bleed for my hometown, and I’d die for my fans―Lady Gaga

Upside Downtown baseball

Spitball prose
Sibilant poems
Home team cheers

There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe—Elbert Hubbard

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Clashing brazen tones
Praises blare

When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough―Fran Lebowitz

Upside Downtown Empire State Bldg

Expressions betray
Lingual flair

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting―Peter Shaffer

Upside Downtown people on bench

On the fringe
Skirting sacred sins
Oaths you hear

I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline—Ayn Rand

Upside Downtown reader waiting for train

Worth the fare
Music to the ear
People swear

Somewhere between living and dreaming there’s New York—Instagram

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Upside Downtown is dedicated to the friendly neighborhood superheros of the city that never sleeps, keeping the dream awake, until reality is restored to suspended disbelievers.

There’s something in the New York air that makes sleep useless—Simone Beauvoir

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. beautiful, guys.

    January 10, 2022
    • In the gracious eyes of beautiful beholders a city lights up.
      (An American sentence to express gratitude for your visit and compliment, David.)

      January 10, 2022

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