by Conor Friedersdorf

In 1906, The Atlantic published a piece that compared New York and Paris to one another. If you're passingly familiar with NYC it's a very enjoyable read, and as good an opportunity as any to note that subscribing to the magazine is an excellent way to support ambitious journalism of this sort, as well as everything here at The Atlantic Online.

Those unfamiliar with New York will require a substitute item today. It is about hummingbirds, and has a description of the coolest coat ever. Upon finishing the piece, go here.