“This book is at once a visually stunning celebration and a priceless documentation of the city stirring back to life at this pivotal point in our history, as experienced through the mind, eye and hand of one of the great visual journalists of our time.” 

James Richards
Urban designer and author

“Rita Sabler beautifully captures New Yorkers shaking off the lockdown as, vaccination cards in hand, they emerged to rediscover their city’s inimitable people and streets, and bring its cafes, parks and bars to bloom again. Rita’s eye for detail, and ear for dialogue, show us New York in its quirky glory and diversity, a city that never lets go of life or hope. “

Chris McGreal
Correspondent for The Guardian,
author and resident of New York City

“This is a timeless homage to the spirit of New York, and the ways in which this amazing city came back to life following the pandemic shutdown. The loving and emotional drawings and text evoke the pride that New Yorkers feel for rising again.”

Melanie Reim
Reportage illustrator
New York City