Chapter 1 – Expectations

The Skyline

BY CYRUS R. K. PATELL
The skyline. If you’re a real New Yorker, that skyline never gets old.


New expectations and Y?

New expectations and Y?Watching the “Friends” television show was my first and perhaps the only significant encounter with life in NY City before I landed here, literally sick thanks to a chest infection and irritated due to flight delays and …


City Streets and Sidewalks

BY JULIE RAISCHE
My urban planning courses instilled in me that the only way to develop an understanding of neighborhoods is to walk them. Early in my collegiate career, I ran off the treadmill and took to the city streets. Running in New York can be trying …


First Image of New York in my head

BY AYAZ KAMALOV
This is my first time I am in New York City. This is even first time I am in the United States of America. What was I expecting New York City to be like, to look like? …


Before stepping into the Big Apple…

Receiving news that my first three weeks of 2011 will be in New York City, I pictured myself in a scene of many movies, a scene in the backseat of the yellow cab going through Times Square filled up with excitement, admiring the bright lights and the h…


Monsters and Modernity

The film world has often used New York City as a stage for disaster. King Kong, Godzilla, endless waves of zombies and the Cloverfield monster have created a certain fictional history for this inevitably doomed city and its occupants. Why then, after a…


reporting on the bagel, from new york city

BY SORA YANG
the city that never sleeps. or was that tokyo…?fashionable people, so i’ve been told. like paris…? lots, and lots, and lots of people. (not as many as china) and bagels. i had my first-ever bagel today, my first ever meal, from dunkin’ donuts. …