FIRST LINES OF FAMOUS NOVELS ADJUSTED TO BE SET IN MANHATTAN

  1. 1.
    Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the lox herself.
  2. 2.
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young founder in possession of a good startup must be in want of a live-in girlfriend.
  3. 3.
    Somewhere in the Village, in a street whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has glittered mic and ancient tutu on a shelf and keeps a skinny boyfriend and MSG for flying.
  4. 4.
    Nolita, light of my life, fire of my wallet.
  5. 5.
    You don't know about me without you have seen an Instagram feed by the name of The Manrepeller; but that ain't no matter.
  6. 6.
    456 was spiteful.
  7. 7.
    Happy roommates are all alike; unhappy roommates are unhappy in their own way.
  8. 8.
    He was an old man who worked alone in a corner office in the Wall Street and he had gone eighty-four days now without making a merger.
  9. 9.
    In my younger and more vulnerable years my Tinder dates gave me some STDs that I've been turning over with my doctor ever since.
  10. 10.
    It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they elected DeBlasio, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.