‘Here is New York’ – E.B. White (1949). White was visiting New York City during one of its hottest summers when he wrote this classic essay about what made New York City so different from all the other cities in the world. With a simple writing style that is romantic but not naive, White treats the city as a living, breathing organism that is just as confounding as the people who inhabit it, and White understands that to be a New Yorker umbrellas several personalities and walks of life that are all equal in this city built on hope and fear. Written over 65 years ago, the essay is full of insights and observations that are still relevant to the city in 2015. Consider this essential New York literature. #reading #books