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Quotation by O. Henry
If ever there was an aviary overstocked with jays it is that Yaptown-on-the-Hudson, called New York.
O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862–1910), U.S. short-story writer. "A Tempered Wind," The Gentle Grafter (1908).
O. Henry also referred to New York as "Baghdad-on-the-Subway" in various of his stories.
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