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Method to the madness

Crazy from the outside, ordered on the inside.

New York only appears chaotic.

But within the frenzy is a viable system of cosmos. There’s a hidden system at play, no different than how the brain works.

Like neurons, taxi cabs and hedge fund managers are all trying to out-compete each other in a race to hegemony. Lose the competition, and the ecosystem collapses.

There’s always a method to the madness, an indescribable Jazz-like rhythm. It only appears invisible.

The beautiful struggle makes it work.

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Future New York, “The City of Skyscrapers”

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Photography Quotes

Aerial view of Manhattan

Aerial view of Manhattan

Outside New York, a high place where with one glance you take in the houses where eight million human beings live.

Tomas Tranströmer, Schubertiana

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‘Human beings can aquire a certain solitude, even in the middle of New York City’

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Every thing in the world, every event, is like a dewdrop on a multidimentional spider’s web, and every dewdrop contains the reflection of all the other dewdrops. But you see, the hermit finds this out through his solitide, and so also human beings can aquire a certain solitude, even in the middle of New York City. It’s rather easier, as a matter of fact, to find solitude in New York City than it is in Des Moines, Iowa.

Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

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Culture News

Central Park to go car-free this summer

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New York City’s mayor Bill De Blasio announced today that Central Park will be car-free starting this June.

The artwork says it all: humans are hard-wired for nature.

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New York: Where dreams are made up

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Photo by Wells Baum

There’s the dream. And then there’s the reality.

The dream is that you can survive the concrete jungles of New York. The reality is that you’re another part of the rat pack, rushing from Brooklyn and New Jersey to midtown.

The rat race never ends.

Even those who start as far away as New Haven begin a jam into different species. Everyone is a stranger.

The quiet car contains opposites. It goads the loudest minds.

Stepping off into Grand Central Terminal is the great equalizer. You have no choice but to join the frenzy.

Strolling faster than anyone else, you’d think you’re getting ahead. But only for a spare moment. Someone else has clipped your wings.  Who do you think you are, anyway?

Spare some change, sink at the moment. Time alludes you. The day is one big drop, a flash drive of memories.

Into the City and back out again, only to do it all over tomorrow.

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