1. “Long ago I concluded that for all its razzmatazz and cocksure vitality and crime, its violent contrasts of rich and poor, at bottom New York is the most decent of the great cities of our time…. I declared all those years ago that if I ever had a heart attack in a street somewhere, I hoped it would be on a sidewalk in Manhattan.”

    — Jan Morris writes about her Diamond Jubilee visit to New York City in The New York Times.

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