In “City Limit” by Colson Whitehead shows readers that the new York we know and love is different to everyone. Everyone has their on memories and stories. The author uses personification in order to show that like humans, the city is always changing. As new Yorker we have a tendency to expect the same new York to be there years from now because that is how you know it. “New York does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy. We have to accept that things will change without warning and “overnight” there is a possibly that the deli you went to this morning maybe closed 3 months from now.