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Walking to the Brooklyn Borough

Friday 10 July 2015

I thought Times Square was crazy busy, but after walking on the Brooklyn Bridge (for the first time) I realized that it is a whole other beast. There are two lanes specifically designated for pedestrians and bicyclists. If a pedestrian walks on the wrong lane, bicyclists will not hesitate to yell at them to GET OFF THE LANE! They also have no shame in running pedestrians over. I am proud to say I survived walking across the bridge without a scratch. After making our way into the heart of Brooklyn, the group and I went to Jane’s Carousel to establish a main meeting point. The students were able to walk around in smaller groups as long as they came back to the meeting point by a certain time. I enjoyed eating lots and lots of food and snacks. I also found this adorable bookstore with used and collectible books. I hope to go back soon. I could spend a whole day in Brooklyn and it still wouldn’t be enough to take it all in.

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New York, My Home for the Summer

Friday 26 June 2015

When my plane landed at the airport, I had an overwhelming emotion of happiness. I thought to myself, I am actually in New York. I also thought… what an amazing day. This morning I ate a super healthy spinach omelet, I rode with Virgin America for the first time, I watched the news on the airplane, AND the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. Years from now, I will be able to tell my grandchildren about how this major event in history occurred while I was on a plane to New York.

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