All the animals come out at night — whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take ’em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.
(с) «Taxi Driver» — 1976
Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you’ll live through the night.
He was too romantic about Manhattan, as he was about everything else. He thrived on the hustle bustle of the crowds and the traffic. To him, New York meant beautiful women and street-smart guys who seemed to know all the angles — Manhattan (c).
“Since I’m inarticulate, I express myself with images.”
Bronx has a bad reputation between new yorkers and known as dangerous and criminal area.
That`s all because of scary stories and legends which people retelling each other until present days.
However, it concerns just a small part of this district – a South Bronx. The rest parts of this New York`s borough are interesting historical places and can bring a lot of pleasure for a curious people.
Back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan. New York at night, from its bridges, is a miracle. When I first came to the city, it took all my fantasies and set them on fire, turned them into flickering constellations of light. Then it did the same with my history. As a dark speck of energy hurtling over the water toward that galaxy, I felt myself disappear. Relative to the image of infinity I was nothing, a clump of quantum matter skidding through the ether. It was as good as any drug.
― Whip Smart: A Memoir (с).