1. It is one of my favorite pieces of writing about New York City. It is one of my favorite pieces of writing about anything ever. It makes me cry. Every time.
  2. The essay was published in “The New York Times Magazine” two months after September 11, 2001. It was published in his book, “The Colossus of New York,” in 2003.
  3. Part 1.
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  4. Part 2.
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  5. Part 3.
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  6. Part 4.
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