“I thought New York was going to be the most magical, fraught-with-possibility place; a place where if you really wanted something you might be able to get it; a place where I’d be surrounded by people I was dying to know. And I turned out to be right.”
– Nora Ephron
Lucky for all of us non-New Yorkers, the city is a pretty accessible place thanks to the abundance of seminal books, movies and even social media handles on the subject of its appeal. Though wide-ranging in topic, era, genre and tone, these media share a galvanizing muse, capturing her complex crosshatching of elation, wonder and sadness. So settle in and read, download or watch your way to a New York state of mind.