The Concept of New York

Brookhiser, Richard
February 1998
National Review;2/9/1998, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p58
The article comments on the social and cultural characteristics of New York City. The author says that New York became what it is now not just because of a legislative real-estate grab, but because it was already taking the shape of a metropolitan urbanity. There is a linguistic relation between the words urban and urbane. So the people imagine the latter when they think of the former. The author comments that most of what happens here happens every-where else as well. According to the author, New York is the pride of the U.S.


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