A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 23, 2022
“I like cities, and New York is the only real city-city” (Truman Capote)

"New York is the only real city-city” is a saying that has been printed on many images.

American novelist, screenwriter, playwright and actor Truman Capote (1924-1984) was interviewed by Pati Hill in The Paris Review, Spring-Summer 1957:

INTERVIEWER
You have lived abroad for the last eight years. Why did you decide to return to America?
CAPOTE
Because I’m an American, and never could be, and have no desire to be, anything else. Besides, I like cities, and New York is the only real city-city.



Wikipedia: Truman Capote
Truman Garcia Capote (/kəˈpoʊti/; born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a “non-fiction novel.” His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television dramas.

The Paris Review
Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction No. 17
Interviewed by Pati Hill ISSUE 16, SPRING-SUMMER 1957
(...)
INTERVIEWER
You have lived abroad for the last eight years. Why did you decide to return to America?

CAPOTE
Because I’m an American, and never could be, and have no desire to be, anything else. Besides, I like cities, and New York is the only real city-city.

Google Books
The Paris Review
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New York, NY: Picador
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Pg. 17:
Truman Capote
The Art of Fiction
Pg. 19:
-- Pati Hill, 1957
Pg. 26:
INTERVIEWER
You have lived abroad for the last eight years. Why did you decide to return to America?

CAPOTE
Because I’m an American, and never could be, and have no desire to be, anything else. Besides, I like cities, and New York is the only real city-city.

28 October 1962, New York (NY) Times, “This Is New York—Or Is It” compiled by Edward F. Murphy, New York Times Magazine, pg. 69, col. 1:
I like cities, and New York is the only real city-city.
-- Truman Capote.

Newspapers.com
15 December 1962, Calgary (Alberta) Herald, “The Things They Say,” pg. 5, col. 4:
I like cities and New York is the only real city-city.
-- Truman Capote

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Rachael Murray
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I think this pretty much sums it up...New York is the only real city-city. Truman Capote
8:36 PM · Mar 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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Truman Capote once said, “New York is the only real city-city.” I think he nailed it right on the spot!
11:48 AM · Jun 7, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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“New York is the only real city-city.” —Truman Capote http://bit.ly/1jAVEvW
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“New York is the only real city-city.” - Truman Capote #QOTD #NYC
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“New York is the only real city-city”
Truman Capote
Lights of New York City, NY 1972 © Ernst Haas
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“New York is the only real city-city.” —Truman Capote
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The Art of Fiction No. 17
Sketch by Rosalie Seidler, 1957.  Truman Capote lives in a big yellow house in Brooklyn Heights, which he has recently restored with the taste and elegance that is generally characteristic of his…
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