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One perfect day: 24 hours in New York City

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

New York City: “Rooftop water tanks, fire-escape stairs suspended off of buildings, metal awnings with their tension support rods tied back to buildings, and steel fire shutters are the things I first noticed in New York. They exist as a delicate, skeletal counterpoint to the heavy mass of buildings that fill out every block in the city. These utilitarian elements, often technologically outdated and sometimes illegally installed, also serve to catch the light of the sun and cast shadows on…

Dustin Hoffman at the resevoir in Central Park between takes for ‘Marathon Man’, New York City, 1975. Photo by Mary Ellen Mark.

The Croton Aqueduct Distributing Reservoir, 40th Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, May 5, 1891