“The Wonder City” is one of many nicknames bestowed upon New York City over the years. The first example of its use (that I can find, at least) comes from the title page of a 1918 book of photos. Check it out here! (sidenote: the internet is amazing.) To me, the name perfectly encapsulates the magic of NYC.
I am a writer, editor, researcher and New York enthusiast. I’ve lived here for 12 years and use my free time to explore both familiar and far-flung corners. I am also obsessed with contemplating how quickly people from ancient times would acclimate to various aspects of modern life if brought here via time machine. You know, the important things.
Photos are my own unless otherwise noted.
Image courtesy of Andrea Hubbell Photography