#45: The Proximity to New York City

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Coloring book/tour guide by Pierre Bernard Jr.

There are many great things about Greater Danbury – one of them being how close it is to one of the greatest cities in the world: New York.

 


 

Coloring book/tour guide by Pierre Bernard Jr.There are many great things about Greater Danbury – one of them being how close it is to one of the greatest cities in the world: New York.  Within a couple of hours, Connecticut folk can leave behind their backyards or little city apartments and get absorbed into the bustling giant organism that is New York City.

There’s the circulatory and lymphatic systems of buses, subways, cyclists, pedestrians and cars, the digestive system of worldly cuisines, dirty water hot dogs and street-side roasted nuts, the vast reaches of art and music and history – the very air within the City’s lungs – the skeletal system of sweeping architechture, some buildings new and suspended in mind-boggling ways, others old and sunk deep into the ground, having become more landscape than edifice.

New York City’s reproductive system is more than efficient: according to the United States Census Bureau, about eight and a quarter million people lived there by 2006, and people from far and wide move to its indiosycratic boroughs every day.  The City is also home to The Museum of Sex.

This city has muscle; it is its own little economic mecca, it moves tens of thousands of tons of garbage every year; it moves fast.

The City’s endocrinology lies it its people, who are its substance: bankers, actors, writers, gardeners, landlords, CEOS, CIOS, bums, cooks, painters, street sweepers, cops, dishwashers.

The immune system is in that indomitable New York City spirit.  The integument is that thick skin that City dwellers attain over the years.

New York City has nerve.  And as for the excretory systems, you’ll get a whiff of urine every now and again as you walk the streets or ride the subway.

And it’s only a couple of hours away.

 

-Amanda Bloom

 

 

In honor of Danbury’s 325th anniversary, The 325 Project is a year-long compilation of 325 “things” that are great about the Greater Danbury area.

Submit your own 325! A paragraph or a few, and a photo or link to a video. Please include your name and city/town of residence. Email submissions to editor@themercurial.com.

 

 

 

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