Friday, November 10, 2006

It really is a wonderful town

Simon Jenkins has penned a beautiful piece today on what he describes as 'the most old-fashioned city in the world'- New York.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1944511,00.html
It's the old-fashioned nature of the city- and the wonderful friendliness- and humour- of its inhabitants that makes the city so appealing. You can step out of the Museum of Television and Radio off Fifth Avenue having watched some old episodes of Ellery Queen, and walk past Radio City Music Hall and think it's still 1948. 'If it ain't broke, why fix' it could be the motto for New York- unlike London which seems to take great delight in changing things for changing sake- just think of the decision to axe the Routemaster.

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