28 MARCH 1970, Page 26

New York revisited

Sir: Having recently returned from my first visit (of eight days) to New York I have only just caught up with Ludovic Kennedy's article on that city (7 March). You will not need me to assure you of Mr Kennedy's excellence as a journalist, but for the sake of any of your readers who may not themselves have been to New York and seen and experi- enced what Mr Kennedy reportF. I should like to say that for me every single description and sentiment in his article rang true. Had I Mr Kennedy's talent and initiative I should have written the same article word for word.