Ironically, songs have referred to New York as the city that never sleeps, but it is also where dreams are made of, apparently. So when in NYC, it’s up to you whether to dream or not sleep at all.
Text & Photos by Jennifer Ellson
Alicia Keys also claims that this concrete jungle’s streets will make you feel brand new, and that there’s nothing you can’t do — to which Jay-Z agrees.
Long before them, though, Frank Sinatra already started spreading the news that he wanted to be a part of it.
All three of them said that if you can make it here,you can make it anywhere.
Meanwhile, when Sting is in town, he’s an alien, he’s a legal alien because he’s an Englishman in New York.
Now, if you ask Jennifer Lopez, she’d tell you not to be fooled by the rocks that she’s got because she’s still she’s still Jenny from the block (South-Side Bronx!)
Lastly, for the profound Ella Fitzgerald, it is autumn in New York that seems so inviting and spells the thrill of first-nighting. It brings the promise of new love … it lifts you up when you run down.
Ah, the Big Apple never fails to make me sing! Always.
For ideas on where to go, what to do and what and where to eat while in town, check out my previous blog post: New York: Eat & Run in the City.
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- Of Many Odes to New York, What’s Really ‘Top of the Heap’? (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Empire state of Mind (mybeautifulcitynewyork.wordpress.com)
- Englishman in New York – Announcing an office in New York (distilled.co.uk)