New York City

New York, New York – City So Nice, They Named It Twice

Top 20 Quotes & Lyrics about NEW YORK CITY


  1. “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless” – Simone de Beauvoir
  2. New York is not a city, it’s a world.
  3. 3069653541_8eed4ba079_b“When you leave New York You ain’t going anywhere.” – Jimmy Breslin
  4. A bad day in New York is still better than a good day anywhere else.
  5. “New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. “New York is a city where people are ambitious. They want things.” – Candace Bushnell
  7. “When I first moved to New York, I bought a Vogue instead of dinner. I just felt it fed me more.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
  8. “The New York Times, The New York Times, (extra, extra, read all about it), they say you can win anywhere, if you can win here, and you ain’t been no where if you ain’t been here, ball so hard you aint really in the game man, same place, different face, on the train, man, New York, New York” – 50 Cent & J. Cole
  9. “Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” – Mark Twain
  10. “It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young.” Joan Didion
  11. “Give me such shows — give me the streets of Manhattan!” – Walt Whitman
  12. The glamour of it all! New York! America!” – Charlie Chaplin
  13. “There’s something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money, and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you, of the two, the latter is far better.” Amy Poehler
  14. “The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” – John Updike3642540085_89196bb74d_b
  15. “New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water.”
    – Truman Capote
  16. “If you’re greedy for life, that’s what New York City is all about. If you’re trying to get as much as you can everyday, this city is the place to be.” – Pam Nelson
  17. The city that never sleeps.
  18. “Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York – These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you, hear it from New York, New York, New York!” – Alicia Keys
  19. “Skyscraper National Park.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  20. “You haven’t lived until you died in New York.” – Alexander Woollcott


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