For the record, everything I have done in the last four years has been happenstance. When I go back home, sometimes people ask me questions like, "So are you still interested in getting in the fashion industry?" and I get totally confused... when have I ever been interested in fashion??? Then, I remember. Back in high … Continue reading France, New York, France Again
A common theme at NYU graduation ceremonies is the anecdote of that infamous first week: the wide-eyed freshman moving into their dorm in the big city, exploring the bustling Washington Square Park with wonder, meeting everyone on their freshman dorm floor and immediately becoming friends only to never speak again after Welcome Week. I don't have the same memory. Looking … Continue reading C’est Fini
Lunchtimes, and at all times, Chen Lieh Tang can be glimpsed in his Chelsea kitchen leaning into steaming pots of Chinese egg noodles, mixing sauces, and teaching his cooks the tricks of his trade. Since the March opening of his restaurant, Shorty Tang Noodles, on Eighth Avenue and 15th Street, the 64-year-old Tang has been … Continue reading Past Perfect in Chelsea
Move over Chanel No. 5: artist and chemist create money fragrance Mike Bouchet’s latest “sculpture” fills all 45,000 cubic feet of the white-walled, concrete-floored Marlborough Chelsea art gallery. There’s nothing to see. But don’t let the bare walls confuse you: the art is the smell. For his latest exhibition, entitled “Tender,” Bouchet has created the … Continue reading Smelling Green
On the tail end of a week of disappointment, my professor declared it to be story day. In the library of the journalism building, where the tall windows showed the sprawling East Village and let the setting sun fall on our heads, each one of my classmates stood up and told a true story about … Continue reading Story Day
When commuters come into Manhattan for work, its population of 1.6 million people doubles to about 3 million. During the weekday work hours, the other boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island) empty out. Queens loses about 353,000 people. 353,001 if you count me, a recent addition to the Queens commuter population. When I'm … Continue reading Socrates Sculpture Park Thoughts
Judy's kitchen has a max capacity of 2 people. But that's okay because it was just the two of us on a stifling hot Saturday when we thought we couldn't go to the beach because it was going to rain so instead we made desserts. Lots of desserts. Our initial plan was to make … Continue reading One Summer Day
I like the ice cream but I am really here for the rainbow sprinkles.
How many letters do I omit from Brooklyn to make it seem fresh and hip? Photos from a sunny day after the Foodieodicals Fair at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.