Excerpt from Peeps at Great Cities: New York
Perhaps it seems odd to say that a city is like a person, but it is true. For every city has a character, a quality of its own, and just as a man is not only his body and face, but something besides that shows itself in his way of doing things, of thinking and feeling, and in the way he affects other people, so, too, a city is not only a collection of streets, squares, houses, and other buildings, but a thing with a spirit of its own. And when you think of a city that you know very well, it is this spirit that comes to you; and you find that you can love or hate a city, much as you can someone you are acquainted with. It seems to you a friend or an enemy - gay and beautiful, sad and ugly; full of interest and life, or tiresome and cruel; but always as something alive and real.
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