How come some of you don't know what it says? look at the buildings, and look at the heart....All of you Unitedstatians are that patriotic in which the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a city would be New York and when you would see a city and a heart the first thing that would come to your mind would be "I love New York" since you repeat it over and over in t-shirts and other stuff...so I don't think you guys don't know what it said, I just think you guys like to be condescending. Other than that, the letters, if analyzed closely make the phrase clear. It's a good painting. I say you buy it back and if you want you can sell it again for 140 and hey you may find it for less again on e-bay.