New York Fucking City tshirt Updated by Cynthia Rowley

The iconic New York Fucking City tshirt has been given a makeover by designer Cynthia Rowley. (I usually remember to step out of the reflection, but I didn’t this time.) Rowley’s version is lovely and I’d love to have one, but …

New York Fucking City

I must say I also still adore (and am endlessly proud of) the more blunt original. This was taken on the West Side Highway, in the days following 9/11, when we stood along the highway holding up signs saying “Thank You” to the workers going in and out of the site. This is me and my friend Anne Sussman.

Amazing that we could smile. Perhaps it was an automatic reflex in the face of a camera pointed at us. But I think holding up signs with sometime thousands of people gave us hope. We were acknowledging the best of humanity, instead of focusing on the worst.

New York Fucking City

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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