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“When I was a student, I delivered seltzer to the Upper West Side. My route included some of those really nice buildings that line the park—the Dakota and the like. After loading the van in Brooklyn with wooden crates—they were full of these thick, antique-from-the-nineteen-thirties seltzer bottles and weighed something like eighty pounds—I had to go do my route. My favorite part was always being at the door and peering into these apartments. Beyond the living room, you could see the terraces and they just looked like such wonderful places.…I always wondered what it would be like to stand on those terraces or, you know, just sit and have breakfast there.” — Frank Viva, this week’s cover artist

“When I was a student, I delivered seltzer to the Upper West Side. My route included some of those really nice buildings that line the park—the Dakota and the like. After loading the van in Brooklyn with wooden crates—they were full of these thick, antique-from-the-nineteen-thirties seltzer bottles and weighed something like eighty pounds—I had to go do my route. My favorite part was always being at the door and peering into these apartments. Beyond the living room, you could see the terraces and they just looked like such wonderful places.…I always wondered what it would be like to stand on those terraces or, you know, just sit and have breakfast there.” — Frank Viva, this week’s cover artist


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