New York is a two-bit, um, courtesan

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"New York, like a courtesan, is best admired from a distance—and most thoroughly enjoyed on short visits, when in funds," observes the ghost of Oscar Wilde masquerading as a commenter on the NYT CityRoom blog.   The occasion?  A Dear John letter from someone who didn't get our memo, possibly because we hadn't written it yet.  (NYT CityRoom blog)