“The way to get at what goes on in the seemingly mysterious and perverse behavior of cities is, I think, to look closely, and with little previous expectation as is possible, at the most ordinary scenes and events, and attempt to see what they mean and whether any threads of principle emerge among them.”
– Jane Jacobs, The Death And Life of Great American Cities

“Nothing, you see, holds static in a restless city.”
– Meyer Berger

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  1. June 9, 2007 at 1:05 am

    I’ve decided that what makes my neighborhood special is that it’s a great place to carry things. You see all sorts of people lugging every type of object: grocery sacks, carts piled high with groceries being lifted over potholes, strollers occupied by chubby toddlers, huge laundry bags. The butchers roll up a commandeered grocery store cart stacked with raw legs of lamb and tossed into another container outside the meat market. Ukrainian and Mexican women, built like small refrigerators, carry great bags of raw vegetables. So come to my neighborhood. And don’t forget to bring something to carry!

  2. June 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm


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