Remember this music video, in which New York city is imagined as record on a turntable? The Empire State at the center, anchoring the spinning city, the steadiness of the needle’s shadow. Lauryn’s movement is classic New York: a woman on foot in elevated shoes–sometimes it seems/we’ll touch that dream. “Change will come eventually.” The city is accessible just by going out and walking it, all the parts are connected. New York is the spinning record, and sometimes we get scratched.