i love laughing about the friend zone because it’s so dumb like you know most of those dudes aren’t even IN the “friend zone” they’re in the “ugh god not this dude again” zone
"You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far."
"Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters."
“This late-night walking is the one thing about the city that’s most saturated my work.” Ansel Elkins, our poet-in-residence at the Standard, East Village, talks to The New Yorker about her experience.
Illustration: Tom Bachtell.