The mechanics of the city, the masters, well-form'd, beautiful-faced, looking you straight in the eyes, Trottoirs throng'd, vehicles, Broadway, the women, the shops and shows, A million people--manners free and superb--open voices-- hospitality--the most courageous and friendly young men, City of hurried and sparkling waters! city of spires and masts! City nested in bays! my city! --from "Mannahatta" by Walt Whitman
As a consolation prize since the AT walk's been postponed to December 3rd, the walking tour of Walt Whitman's SoHo put together by the Academy of American Poets is a pretty fascinating read.
Photo: Ben Lawson