1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About New York

1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About New York

by Christopher Joseph Sullivan
     
 

A timeless and contemporary collection of 1,001 quotes from and about New York, inspired by the greatest city in the world.

This assortment of voices, as varied as New Yorkers themselves, includes Truman Capote, Toni Morrison, Jim Jarmusch, Joan Didion, Bob Dylan, and Rudy Giuliani, as well as those overheard on the streets of the city that never sleeps. 1001

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Overview

A timeless and contemporary collection of 1,001 quotes from and about New York, inspired by the greatest city in the world.

This assortment of voices, as varied as New Yorkers themselves, includes Truman Capote, Toni Morrison, Jim Jarmusch, Joan Didion, Bob Dylan, and Rudy Giuliani, as well as those overheard on the streets of the city that never sleeps. 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said about New York is an essential book for all New Yorkers and those who love The Big Apple.

“New York University started using my name in ads for the school and I said in an interview, ‘That’s odd, ’cause they didn’t like my film and they didn’t give me a degree.’ And then they send me a degree. And with a degree and $1.50 you can buy a cup of coffee in New York.” —Jim Jarmusch

“You write for the New York press? Then I guess I better watch what I say.”—President George W. Bush

“Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.”—Donna Summer

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Veteran New York Post reporter C. J. Sullivan has been pounding the pavement long enough to appreciate every facet of the City That Never Sleeps. In 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About New York, he taps the wisdom of Big Apple devotees including Bob Dylan, Joan Didion, Rudy Giuliani, Jim Jarmusch, Toni Morrison, and Truman Capote.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592289974
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
1001
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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"New York University started using my name in ads for the school and I said in an interview, 'That's odd, 'cause they didn't like my film and they didn't give me a degree.' And then they send me a degree. And with a degree and $1.50 you can buy a cup of coffee in New York." —Jim Jarmusch

"You write for the New York Press? Then I guess I better watch what I say." —President George W. Bush

"Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer." —Donna Summer

"You don't like my Brooklyn attitude? Stop talking to me." —T-shirt seen on a woman on Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn

"New York is a vertical town. The emphasis is on things that rise." —Thomas Beller

Meet the Author

C. J. Sullivan is a crime reporter with the New York Post. He has also been a regular contributor to the New York Daily News, Irish Voice, and Echo.

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