One of the things that you learn about New York, if you are here long enough, is the dichotomy between its two states; constantly changing and remaining the same. Store fronts are removed and replaced, people come and go, practices are in vogue or out. And yet, it is always New York. There is always the energy charging the city like the subway’s third rail. And there are the buildings and institutions which anchor the city to its bedrock of schist. Every neighborhood its own self-contained village of bodegas, cafes, merchants, and bars. And every inhabitant afforded their local place around the corner.