Census data reminds me that shifting geographies undulate like poetry, and likewise get caught in the throat before lurching out, taking root beyond consciousness. And New York. Pulsing, sparkling New York, here too in Shenzhen.
1810: New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston
1860: New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Boston
1910: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Boston
1960: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit
2010: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia