In Response to Jim Reeves' Photo Prompt in Homes and Dreams for Our Future

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Photo Credit: Jim Reeves on Medium

Manhattan-
Magnificent metropolis,
City of
Art, actors, Astor, Apollo, and avenues,
Bloomingdales, Broadway, Brooklyn Bridge, bakeries, bikes, and bookstores,
Chelsea, cheesecake, Chinatown, Chrysler, Carnegie, cannoli, and cathedrals,
Downtown, Delmonico’s, dancers, delis, and debutantes,
Empire State, East Side, and Ellis Island,
Fifth Avenue, Flatiron, Fulton, Freedom Tower, and football,
Greenwich, graffiti, Grand Central, gangsters,and Guggenheim,
Harlem, Highline, Hudson, Hebrew, hot dogs, and hoops,
Immigrants, ice skating, Irish, Intrepid, and Italians,
Jazz, Jews, juice bars, John Stewart, and Jane Jacobs,
Kennedy, Koreatown, Kips Bay, Katz, and Knicks,
Lincoln Center, Little Italy, Lady Liberty, Lexington, lox, and Long Island,
MOMA, Madison Ave, Midtown, music, Mets, and Macy’s
NOHO, Nine-Eleven, NYU, Nathan’s, and NoLita,
Opera, Oculus, and One World,
Parks, pasta, plays, pizza, pastrami, and Penn Station,
Queens, quiche, and queso,
Rockefeller, Radio City, Riverside, rap, and Roosevelt,
SOHO, Sak’s, Strand, Staten, stocks, Stuyvesant, Sullivan, and subways,
Taxis, Tiffany’s, Tribeca, theater, and Times Square,
Uptown, Union Square, United Nations, and University Place,
Vermicelli, vermouth, Vesey, and Vanderbilt,
Wall Street, World Trade, Washington Square, West Village, and Woolworth,
Xtra-special, X-rated, Xcitement, and Xcellent!
Yankees, Yiddish, York, and youth,
Zoos, zeppole, and zabaione —
My Manhattan,
Designer of dreams,
Incubator of inspiration,
Curator of creativity,
Generator of genius,
Home of history,
And treasurer of tomorrow —
Manhattan.

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