10 snapshots of New York from celebrated diaries
From 'New York Diaries' edited by Teresa Carpenter, 10 stories of New York City through the centuries.
3. Charles Dickens
"Once more in Broadway! Here are the same ladies in bright colours walking to and fro, in pairs and singly; yonder in the very same light blue parasol which passed and repassed the hotel-window twenty times while we were sitting there.... take care of the pigs. Two portly sows are trotting up behind this carriage, and a select part of half-a-dozen gentlemen-hogs have just now turned the corner."
– From the diary of Charles Dickens on March 2, 1842, during his first American tour