Archive | June, 2011

Update

30 Jun

I know things have been fairly slow around here, BUT it’s because I’m currently interning at the NY Daily News. It’s very exciting and perfect, but it does take away some time from the blog, so I do apologize for that.

I currently am covering the New York Today section for Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as the Upcoming Film section on Sundays.  I’ll soon be working on other features, too, so keep an eye out for that.

Stay Cool, NYC

10 Jun

With temperatures flirting with 100 in the past couple of days, some New Yorkers seem to be losing their minds. Heat waves make everyone testy and cranky and we all just need to try our best to chill.

The recent shootings on the A train, at Brighton Beach , and in the Bronx (NOTE: the shooting did not take place in Castle Hill as reported. St. Lawrence Ave. is just slightly south of Castle Hill.)  are just examples of the summer mayhem and violence we need to put an end to.

I try not to get political on here, but these are just senseless acts and innocent people are getting hurt. So, hey, let’s try to play nice, okay?

 

 

Mother Nature & Me

3 Jun

As mentioned in previous posts, I’m an absolute city rat (hmmm, perhaps I should find a new way to describe my addiction to city life – note to self). I barely even go to Long Island. Either way, this past weekend was my birthday weekend and because it had been a really stressful school year, I really just wanted to take it easy and have fun. Saturday, I went to Rainey Park where I flew my first kite (with mixed success) and had my first italian ice (or coquito as it’s referred to in these parts of the Bronx) of the summer (cherry and mango thanks very much).

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Sunday, I finally made it over to Alley Pond Park  to do the zip line after pining away for over a year. I’m not afraid of heights, but ask me to step off of a platform x feet in the air and I will laugh in your face (literally. Sorry, Evan.) Eventually, seeing 8 year olds swing by in the air convinced me that I could do it, too (even if I did release a scream heard miles away).

Best of all, everything was free!

 

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