The Best Songs About New York That Don't Have 'New York' In The Title

by Lilit Marcus

“59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy),” Simon & Garfunkel

“Bled White,” Elliott Smith

“Brooklyn,” They Might Be Giants

“Chelsea Morning,” Joni Mitchell

“Christmas in Hollis,” Run-D.M.C.

“Coney Island,” Death Cab for Cutie

“Eleanor, Put Your Boots On,” Franz Ferdinand

“Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys

“Going to Queens,” The Mountain Goats

“I And Love And You,” The Avett Brothers

“Living for the City,” Stevie Wonder

“My Blue Manhattan,” Ryan Adams

“My My My Metrocard,” Le Tigre

“Myriad Harbour,” The New Pornographers

“Positively 4th Street,” Bob Dylan

“Rhapsody In Blue,” George Gershwin

“Song for Myla Goldberg,” The Decemberists

“Take the A Train,” Duke Ellington

“The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side,” Magnetic Fields

“Tom’s Diner,” Suzanne Vega

“Walk on the Wild Side,” Lou Reed

“You Said Something,” PJ Harvey

Lilit Marcus, the former editor of Jewcy, is Editor in Chief of The Gloss.