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
Chelsea's gallery district has reigned as the heart of the city's contemporary art movement since the late 1990s. But could skyrocketing rents, coupled to the availability of cheaper options in other parts of the city, mean the district is losing some of its cachet with gallerists? An August 2016 report by StreetEasy found that real … Continue reading Is Chinatown the new arts district?
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
Spent too much money At Union Square Green Market to cheer myself up. November 2nd made true with apple cider and a fresh made pie. Nearby a band played. For a second I re-fell in love with New York.
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
Friday night Judy and I were having a slumber party. Yes, it is possible to have a slumber party with someone you already live with. Just add: face masks, wine, deep talks. Eventually we ended up sprawled on Judy's bed, reading through our old journals which were both hilarious and illuminating. Things are different since … Continue reading Truth-telling, witchcraft, bread-and-butter
On the fire escape the rain soaked through our t-shirts. There was a new wind. The wind continued through the night, and that morning it seemed fall was here. I cut my own hair, to change like the season did. but it's uneven.
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