My family and I are going to visit New York City for the Easter weekend. We're all pretty excited, especially me, as this'll be my first time in the Big Apple. This morning as I was working around the house, cleaning, I unconciously (or maybe subconciously) played two records with a NYC connection: Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" (the city seems to serve as a backdrop to many of the song) and The Rolling Stones' "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out" (recorded at Madison Square Garden. Mick Jagger says at one point, "New York City, you talk a lot, let's have a look at you.") After some mean broom guitar played along with Bruce, Little Steven, Mick Taylor and Keith, I got to thinking about the multitude of songs and albums with strong New York connections. I can think of some obvious ones: Frank Sinatra's "New York New York" and Lou Reed's "New York" album and possibly the Velvet Underground's complete canon. Also, Al Kooper's "New York City, you're a woman/Cold-hearted bitch ought to be your name" is running through my min as well as The Demics" New York City." I don't know if this sort of thread has been done before on SHMF, but does anyone have other songs or albums with NY connections?