Every Person in New York by Jason Polan.

New York, New York, read all about it. For authors, the storied literary haunt is the scene that keeps on giving. Themes of love, loss and ambition come together against the backdrop of the city. Keep scrolling for 23 of our favorite stories, recipes, photos and more that celebrate the spirit of “New York or nowhere” from anywhere.

1. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
2. Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
3. Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz
4. The Andy Warhol Diaries by Andy Warhol
5. The Custom of The Country by Edith Wharton
6. Just Kids by Patti Smith
7. Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York by Luc Sante
8. Another Country by James Baldwin
9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
10. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas
11. Jazz by Toni Morrison
12. On The Street 1980-1990 by Amy Arbus
13. No Pictures by Ron Galella
14. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
15. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
16. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
17. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
19. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
20. Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York edited by Sari Botton
21. The Essential New York Times Cookbook: The Recipes of Record by Amanda Hesser
22. Every Person in New York by Jason Polan
23. New York: Panorama Pops New York illustrated by Sarah McMenemy

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