We heard a jazz quintet at the Smoke Lounge, a cozy bar and restaurant that could seat no more than 50, and attended a performance by the American Symphony Orchestra of undervalued works, two of which were two U.S. premieres, at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. We saw the Frick Collection, “the best small art museum in the
On my last day, I went to a Postal Service office in upper
“Oh well, she was born in the
Many politically apathetic and angry native-born Americans, I thought to myself, go about everyday lives with a sense of entitlement, an attitude about their birthrights or some other such nonsense, whereas those qualities seem less common among recent immigrants. Maybe we can revitalize American society by allowing in more newcomers and deporting some of our native-born deadweights.