I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it – overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, Chapter 7. Jordan, to Nick and Tom in the car ride to New York City. The city represents the high-life lived by the novel’s characters who want a good time and sometimes taking it too far, like Tom and Myrtle who are having an affair and cheating on their spouses.