New York, More Than A State Of Mind

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No shrinking violet, New York is in your face, it's romantic, sublime, magical, a powerhouse with a pulse all its own.  It is unquestionably a place with many faces.  Writers have waxed poetic about it.  Lyricists, inspired by it, have kept us singing along with the likes of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," or George M. Cohan's "only 45 minutes from Broadway," or "New York, New York, it's a wonderful town . . .."  And if we listen carefully, we can still hear Frank Sinatra singing "start spreading the news, I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York. New York." 

Movies have been made about it, going back long before the 1933 "King Kong," when viewers watched the beleagered ape beating his chest atop the Empire State Building, Fay Wray flailing in his mighty hand.  We were told that "greed is good" in Oliver Stone's 1987 morality tale, "Wall Street."  There were so many others, "Goodfellas," "42nd Street," "The Out of Towners," "Breakfast At Tiffany's," and so many Woody Allen movies.

New York is home to the United Nations, Central Park, and the Broadway theater district.  Though it might be argued today, it has also been the financial capital of the world.  But New York City, aka Manhattan, is only one small part of the State of New York.  New York is the Adirondack and the Catskill mountains, it's Niagra Falls and the world class beaches on Long Island.  It's the Hamptons, and the wineries of Suffolk County's north fork.  It's the mansions on the Gold Coast of Long Island's north shore, rich in history and recognizable far beyond our shores, committed to celluloid in movies like Sabrina and Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest.

Yankee Stadium

Always well known for its presence in the sports arena, New York is home to The Yankees, the Mets, the Knicks, the Nets, the Jets and the Rangers, among others.  And though it has been many years, in my youth it was also home to the (then) Brooklyn Dodgers.  

Tourism is a major factor in New York's economy, with tens of millions of people descending on it in any given year and experiencing all those things we natives take for granted.  There is so much to love about New York, and I do, but for me, the thing I treasure the most is the people who make it special.  I've been blessed to live here and share it with those I love.


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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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I love this post!  Absolutlely love it, and everything about New York.  That handsome little man is so grown up now and I'm sure you're still his favorite date!

Oct 05, 2013 12:45 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow Geri, you write so well. I really enjoyed reading this well-constructed, and entertaining, tribute to New York. The first time I visited New York City - I fell in love with the sights, energy, and people. It is a one-of-a-kind place for certain.

Oct 05, 2013 12:45 AM #2
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hey Geri, what a great post and btw, it is also home to you, Liz and me - which makes it even more enticing for Roger to come visit-he can float amongst us!

Oct 05, 2013 05:49 AM #3
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

New York will always be home no matter where I travel. There isn't enough that can be said about all it offers.

Oct 05, 2013 10:30 AM #4
Marilyn Wier
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!

Geri, Love the blog about New York! New York has so much to offer. People from all over wear I LOVE NY shirts for a reason. Great showcase of your state.

Oct 10, 2013 01:16 AM #5
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