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Bastille Day in NYC

One of my NYC traditions (is it a tradition if I’ve only done it twice?!) is celebrating Bastille Day. Why, you might think, do I celebrate the French national holiday in NYC? New York City has a large French and francophone community and, each year, this community gathers together to put on a large Bastille Day celebration on 60th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington. Hosted by Alliance Française, this fête lasts for five hours and welcomes tens of thousands of…

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Life in NYC, NYC, Travels

An Afternoon on Roosevelt Island

Have you ever heard of Roosevelt Island? I hadn’t either, at least not until I moved to NYC last year. For those who don’t know, Roosevelt Island is a small island between Manhattan and Queens, named after FDR in…

One Year in NYC: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Just over one year ago, I moved to New York City. Crazy, right?! I can hardly believe it myself. This marks the longest I’ve lived in one place since I finished high school. After I graduated, I went to…

The Morgan Library: A Book Lover’s Paradise

I can’t be the only one in love with old books, right? The Morgan Library has been calling my name ever since I came across it online. I finally got the chance (aka decided not to be lazy) to go over…

Life Lately: I Got a Camera!

If you didn’t know, 90% of the pictures on this blog are taken with my iPhone. The other 10% were taken with a simple point and shoot digital camera. I’ve really grown to love photography recently (I’ve always had…