Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dirty Things

Throw out the other strips, the grim probabilities—the crime, the decaying infrastructure, the hardship all around, the heroin and the syphilis. What do we have left? The bright side: maybe Manhattan will become affordable again, and cool, and dangerous. Dangerous in theory, but not to you or your family and friends. Dirty, but in a good way.
-- Nick Paumgarten, New Yorker, September 29, 2008 (link).