Category Archives: Free NYC

Month in Review – February

Movies: A Matter of Life and Death (1946) – My friend Sarah and I do a monthly NYC cultural activity to give us an excuse to catch up and try new things. We saw this film as part of the … Continue reading

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Fake Out

I thought I had to go back to work tomorrow, but guess what – it snowed! The fashion school closes at the first sign of a flurry, as the sidewalks are too slippery to navigate in those stilettos… 🙂 Looks like … Continue reading

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Welcome 2015!

Last year was pretty great overall. I finished my MBA  and became TESOL certified, which may open up some career opportunities for me. I also moved from Spanish Harlem to the Upper East Side, and I took my sister on … Continue reading

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Funemployed June Update

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to submit final grades for my research class before the 7:30am deadline. And yet my fashion college email has been eerily silent all day, which never happens. I even emailed … Continue reading

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Funemployed, Day 5

Today I did a little work for the online class that I teach, but I couldn’t stay indoors all day. Around noon, I met up with some friends for a picnic style lunch in Bryant Park. We were able to … Continue reading

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Funemployed, Day 2

It’s amazing how fast the time goes by, even though I’m only working about an hour and a half each day. Of course, now I’m making time for things like exercise that I used to push to the side. A … Continue reading

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Ready Or Not

A new semester starts up again this week. Although I will miss the leisurely lunches, the reading, the movies, the impromptu meet-ups with friends and the chance to do whatever I feel like – or nothing at all – from … Continue reading

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The Artist

New York is really a great place to live. While I was walking home the other day, I stumbled across this tiny garden sandwiched between two brownstones on the Upper West Side, enclosed by a wrought-iron gate. It was dusk, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr. King!

Every school I teach at was closed for this holiday, so I had the luxury of a forced vacation. Yay! I slept in, and then had homemade cinnamon waffles smothered in whipped cream and bananas, courtesy of my friend Marcus … Continue reading

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Irene?

I haven’t been great about posting lately. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Preparing for a non-hurricane. Yes, like everyone else I panicked and rushed out to stock up on supplies. Alas, the stores were out of useful things like … Continue reading

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