An Empire State of Mind


New York.

There really is no city like it in the world.

Last January, when I moved from the paradise of San Diego to New York for the Seth Godin Alt-MBA program, I thought it would be six months, then right back to palm trees and surfboards.

Now I’m not so sure. The city grows more on me everyday.

If you put the whole world in a blender, dumped it out and charged $3,000 a month rent, you have New York.

Still…I love it.

As a tribute, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite pieces on this amazing city. Someday I hope to write something more profound myself, but until then…


[NSFW WARNING: The Edward Norton scene from 25th Hour, a very underrated Spike Lee Joint, has language that is not safe for work or little kiddies.]

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys singing Empire State of Mind

I Lego NY by artist Christoph Niemann.

The rest of the set is here.


Edward Norton as Monty Brogan in 25th Hour

A few cartoons from the brilliant and incomparable Hugh MacLeod.

I Have NY_gapingvoid

Random NY

I Like Difficult - I like NY

What are your favorite tributes to NYC?

[Photo credit: Thomas Hawk]

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