ny magazine

by Katherine Yaksich

I came to learn that New York is very appreciative. Yes, I know ultimately it is a city of PR – that they tell you what you want to hear and make you think you need what you really do not need. I know there’s always a million-dollar deal in the works on Monday that has fallen through by Friday. But there is always the next Monday. London was all jigsaw jungles and roundabouts and confusion. New York’s geography is direct and enabling; it helps people meet and get things done. It’s very hard to get lost. And in fact, it’s very easy to find yourself.

Susanne Bartsch, party promoter, arrived: 1981

From New York Magazine’s “My First New York”