New York is a city of the future. But New York is also a city with huge tracts of the past left undisturbed. Most often you see the past, but if you listen carefully, you can hear it too. It sounds like this:
- The clip clop of hooves on the pavement from the carriages circling Central Park.
- The sound of church bells in the early morning ringing through streets muffled by a covering of snow.
- The cry of a hawk as it hunts pigeons in the air over a crowded street in midtown
- The hush of the reading room in the public library, broken only by coughs, the whisper of turning pages, and the sound of pens and pencils scratching on paper.
- The wind in the trees in Central Park.
- The pipe organ and choir of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.