Thursday, October 15, 2015

Why New York is World City?

If [New York] is a world city, it is not thanks to the Ukrainian restaurants on 2nd Avenue, nor even the Ukrainians who have colonized Brighton Beach: they can be found in many other places from Cleveland to Chicago. It is that cultivated Ukrainians in Kiev read New York’s best-known periodical the [New York Review of Books].
Tony Judt - from his essay "New York, New York" in Memory Chalet