Neon blue swans

I spent Friday night in a Thai place near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. I guess the restaurant is right beneath a subway station. It smells nice and the food is great, but the floor vibrates whenever a train passes underneath. I waited for him while thinking that the restaurant wasn’t making a big…

Cruel summer/ American Psycho on the Upper East Side

“…there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply…

Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City

New York is both one of the most visited and one of the least understood cities in the world. Poor New York, with its gentle smile and sunny streets, with its old buildings and delicious pizza slices and hot dogs. Being a mere tourist in New York was never an option for me. It’s vain,…