New York

It’s night time in the big city
The rain soaked streets reflect the glare of passing headlights
A cab driver tosses a fifty cent tip out the window
A woman with a torch stands in the harbor. “Tonight we’re gonna be goin’ from the Bowery to the Bronx, from the East Village to Harlem, from Hudson Heights to Lenox Hill and from Korea Town to Little Italy, from Hell’s Kitchen to Greenwich Village, from Manhattan Valley to Marble Hill, from Midtown South to Midtown itself, from Murray Hill to NoHo, from Roosevelt Island to SoHo, from Spanish Harlem to Sugar Hill, from Sutton Place to Tribeka, from Tudor City to Turtle Bay, from the upper Eastside to the upper Westside, from the West Village to Washington Heights, from West Harlem to Yorkville…”

The Singers and Songs

  • Duke Ellington
    Take The A Train
  • Goin’ to New York
  • Funky Broadway, Pt. 1
  • Dirty Boulevard
  • New York’s My Home
    “It might not be totally true, but who cares? It’s a good song.”
  • New York Mambo
  • I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City
  • Bobby Womack
    Across 110th Street
    “I’ve always been partial to the demo…shows how funky you can be with a couple of acoustic guitars.”
  • Vernon Duke played Charlie Parker
    Autumn in New York
  • NRBQ
    Boys In The City
  • Anita O’Day and Roy Eldridge
    Let Me Off Uptown
  • Drum Solo
  • James Brown
    Down And Out In New York City
  • The Beastie Boys
    No Sleep Till Brooklyn
  • Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
    “That one just about made me drop my mustard squirter!”
  • Dinah Washington
    “If there was ever a love song to a city, I’d say it was this one.”

The Other People and Players

The Other Songs and Albums

The Books and Poems

The Movies and TV Shows

The Places

  • Beverly Hills
  • Phoenix
  • Dunlieth, MS
  • Pittsburgh
  • Georgia
  • Buffalo
  • Los Angeles

Record Labels

A Few People Who Were Born In New York

Quiz Shows That Took Place In New York

“New York has always been good to me, I hope I was nice to it for the last hour. I’ll see you on the streets of Manhattan.”