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    When I say "city" I mean anything near a parking lot.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean one side of a line of infinitesimal dots.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean anywhere with pigeons

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean iniquity and the possibility of occult ritual in basements

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean any place with expensive coffee drinks, readily available

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean skyscrapers and subways.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", it's a euphemism for black people.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "City" I mean Manhattan.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a statistically-defined employment market.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a relatively continuous built-up area.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a skyline seen across water.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and coal tar suspended in mud

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a machine forever destroying an idyllic garden

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean nightclubs, high fashion and dancing until the sun comes up

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a tightly-knit neighborhood with its own accent, where an outsider is someone whose grandparents lived elsewhere

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean underground railroads and steam pouring from manholes.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean steel and glass

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a relatively autonomous administrative division of a state

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a lone high rise seen from a motorway.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean empty warehouses and invasive weeds poking up from tarmac.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a walled settlement with the right to hold a regular market and mint coins

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a wolf suckling a pair of twins in a cave on the River Tiber

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say city I mean an eternal cloud of smog hanging in a valley.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about a problem to be solved.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I mean "city" I mean a settlement built with thousand-year-old bricks.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean rivers channeled in concrete.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean poverty and crime in the shadow of wealth and fame.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a soundscape of car horns, warning beeps, roaring air conditioners, and a background rumble of jackhammers

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about that Jacques Tati movie with the anonymous buildings and the crazy nightclub

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about heroin dealers, flop houses and crack dens.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about an Italo Calvino book.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking I'm talking Gotham or Metropolis, places inseparable from their heroes

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about a mouse learning a lesson from his cousin in the country, and vis versa.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about squatter-built shanties.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a forgotten skein of ditches and mounds in the forest.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a massive crowd gathered in a square, shouting in unison

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean a stage-set built in a desert missile range for testing weapon s

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm telling eight million stories.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean boom boxes blasting Public Enemy.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean big, bright lights.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a kind of EPCOT Center, but with no admission charge

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean that Compton's in the motherfuckin house!

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean an Italian family paying a man with a Celtic name $25 a month for three small rooms in a ramshackle rear tenement

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean that I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now, recording the sound of my speaking voice

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean a combined sewer system.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean underground bars frequented by newspapermen.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean enjoying a cold one on the stoop.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean a tree-lined boulevard leading to a triumphal arch.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about staying up all night playing Civ II.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean the entire area within reach of a radio station's signal

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm not talking about the old lady in Dubuque.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean "suburb"

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city;" behold me--incarnate me as I have incarnated you!

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", there is no set of statistics to explain when I mean.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean a United Nations plot to take away our guns and cars.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean an irregular series of outdoor rooms.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean twitter.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean the grip of man upon nature, a mighty image which stirs our minds.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" it's just a third-generation rip-off of Jane Jacobs

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean the intricate ballet of sidewalk use.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean the Seagram Building.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean the original cast recording of "Rent."

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean the crater where Sunnydale used to be.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I'm talking about Satanic mills.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city", I mean a classified settlement known only by a number.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city," I mean Shchyolkovo-14, or Star City.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city," I'm also talking about industrial farms and summer cottages.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean cow kicking a lantern into a mess of hay in a barn off DeKoven Street.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean packs of snarling dogs.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean Gary, Indiana; Gary, Indiana; Gary, Indiana. Let me say it one more time: Gary, Indiana.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean birds perched on a wire.

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city" I mean games played with chalk on concrete

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    Neil Freeman

    When I say "city," I mean Harappa. I mean Memphis.I mean Sumer. I mean Aššur. I mean Jericho. I mean Athens. I mean Rome. I mean Carthage.

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    Neil Freeman

    I mean Dura-Europa. I mean Byzantium. I mean Moscow. I mean Hong Kong. I mean Lagos. I mean Mecca. I mean New York.

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    Neil Freeman

    I mean Rangoon and Yangon. I mean Orlando and Copenhagen and Paris and Bogatá and Colon. Istanbul and Salé, Perth, Jakarta, Ulan Bator.

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    Neil Freeman

    I mean São Paulo. I mean Chicago. I mean Tokyo. I mean San Francisco. I mean Beijing. I mean London. I mean Oslo. I mean Leningrad.

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