Iconic 1976 Steinberg drawing cover

Saul Steinberg’s iconic 1976 illustration for the New Yorker magazine depicting the relationship between New York City and the rest of the United States inspired numerous parodies and proved that as New Yorkers we can politely chuckle at ourselves, after all.

But today there are plenty of reasons for New Yorkers to put the needs of their city above the general issues facing the whole country. Unfortunately, there’s nothing funny about what’s going on under 9th Ave. today. New York City’s infrastructure is sadly in need of major updates – and fast.

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