New clothes, new hats, new streets, new flats,
New restaurants and drinking places;
New gems and gauds, new shams and frauds,
New poor, new rich, new sights, new faces,
New truths, new lies, new laughs, new cries,
New shows, new fads, new lofty prices,
New gilded baits, new loves, new hates,
New fashions, virtues, and new vices.
New crimes, new jails, new bargain sales,
New spendthrifts, misers, thieves and gleaners,
New foreign earls, new pretty girls,
New servants and pneumatic cleaners,
New failures? Yes, and new success,
New news of life that ever varies,
New cheap cigars, new Broadway stars,
New suburbs and new cemeteries.
New pleasures, pains, new water mains,
New slang, new books, new songs, new dances,
New clubs, new signs, new foods, new wines,
New "snug retreats"--and new advances,
New "swell" hotels, new "tubes" and "L's,"
New homes just gladdened by the stork,
New sport, new noise, new woes, new joys,
New names, new fames, new games--NEW YORK!