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- From New York City
- Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY
- Lives currently in Long Island – For the past 20 years
- Basics about your state
- A city that never sleeps
- New York is flashy, fast-paced, noisy, lots of people, lots of traffic, and it has some amazing food
- People from everywhere around the world live there
- Be prepared for the subway ***
- Lots of different trains / Different systems (numbered trains, lettered trains, colored trains, different Burroughs)
- The experience of being underground with other people in “not the best” conditions
- It is centuries old
- It appears a bit rundown
- It is not always the cleanest
- Always have entertainment – on the train performances, on the platforms
- Tell me something unique about your state
- New York has a special history when it comes to different cultures coming here
- Traditionally – immigrants came through ELLES island in the late 1800s and early 1900s
- People were fleeing their countries for political reasons and also for a better life
- So there was a certain pride that they wanted to keep about their individual cultures
- There are many communities that look the same – cultures exist together
- Tell me something unique about the people
- Due to the fast-paced life, people don’t normally have time to stop and say hello
- They are not trying to be rude intentionally
- Advice: Gauge or assess the environment that you are in before you greet people or talk to strangers. Be very observant.
- They don’t mind being asked for a photo.
- Tell me about your favorite food
- New York Pizza
- It’s greasy, fatty, cheesy, and full of flavor
- Junior’s Cheesecake (Downtown Brooklyn)
- Hands down the best cheesecake in America
- Mediterranean dish
- Thick flatbread with chunks of lamb or beef
- Sprinkle of vegetables & delicious sauces
- Food Trucks in New York City
- Jamaican Beef Patties (spicy, cheesy, in coco bread) with a bottle Ting
- New York Pizza
- Tell me how long you lived there
- All her life
- Tell me about the scenery
- Lots of buildings
- The skyline is very famous around the world
- Empire state building, CHRYSLER building, the Memorial tower (replaced the twin towers)
- Early 1900s architecture
- Brooklyn is known for its brownstones
- 3 Must see places
- Battery Park (Manhattan) – Native American Museum
- Walking the Brooklyn bridge (Brooklyn —> Manhattan // vice versa // Manhattan —> Brooklyn)
- The West side on the Hudson River
- Many other museums as well
- Many different shows and plays
- Final thoughts/advice
- Do your research before you visit
- Understand what the culture norms/practices are in NY
- Pick up a few basic phrases before you travel to NY – It will help
- Be prepared to spend your money – NY is expensive
- Be open to the experience. NYC can be a bit overwhelming at times. It can be intense. Just take it all in slowly.
- Beware of taxi drivers. They drive crazy.
- Be open to the different cultures that you are going to encounter – languages, food, etc.
- Don’t come in the winter. It is very cold. It snows a lot. Plan a trip in the spring, summer, or fall.
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