„(To someone at New York University) If you consistently take an antagonistic approach, however, people are going to start thinking you're from New York.“

—  Larry Wall

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„Yeah, I don't think you can live anywhere else -- it's such a great city [New York]. L. A. is kind of a necessary evil, but man, I love going back to New York.“

—  Will Arnett Canadian actor 1970
"The Will Arnett Interview," Television Without Pity (2005) http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/articles/content/a1005/index-1.html

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„Maybe the universe doesn’t approve of places like New York.“

—  Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935
Chapter 30 (p. 408)

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„In New York City, a lot of people think 'the great outdoors' is the area between your front door and a taxi cab.“

—  Michael Bloomberg American businessman and politician, former mayor of New York City 1942

„There are only about four hundred people in New York society.“

—  Ward McAllister
Interview with Charles H. Crandall in ‘New York Tribune’, 1888, in ‘Dictionary of American Biography’ vol. 11 (1933)

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„New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.“

—  Djuna Barnes American Modernist writer, poet and artist 1892 - 1982
Greenwich Village as It Is, in Pearson’s Magazine (October 1916)

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„They call my people 'Spics' in New York. These are poor people struggling to make a living and should be treated like people and not animals.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Interviewed in September 1972, as quoted in "Clemente Legend Growing" by Bob Addie, in The Washington Post (Wednesday, May 23, 1973), p. E5

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