The City: Living It Up

By general consent, Manhattan is the U.S.'s cultural capital, the greatest concentration of taste and wealth in the nation. But only 3,000 people have homes there. The rest live in apartments.

Manhattanites are cliffdwellers by choice as well as necessity. Somehow, apartment living best expresses the basic personality—and impersonality—of the city. Its inhabitants are the young on the way up, the successful who were born somewhere else, the uncertain, the transitory, and the ambitious who are aware that further success (or new failure) may dictate a sudden change in their whole way...

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