My home for two years, Washington Heights holds a special place in my heart. Here are my favorite things, written as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to visit or move to this wonderful neighborhood. Continue reading What to do in: Washington Heights
It’s been over a month since I last wrote a post, and since then I started a new marketing job and moved back into New York City! My new apartment is in Harlem, a few blocks south of my old neighborhood, Washington Heights, and so far I’m loving it. I am planning to blog more often now with my new routine and will be focusing on little … Continue reading What I Missed About New York City
It was a gorgeous day yesterday and I took the A train to the start at 207th to check out the Inwood Greenmarket. (See a full listing of Greenmarkets in NYC) I am looking into getting more locally sourced produce, so I plan to join a CSA in my neighborhood. Until the program starts, I figured I’d venture to the closest market this weekend to find some tasty things. There were vendors selling bread, cheese, meats, produce, vegetables, plants, herbs and more. I bought apples, kale, and bread. Then I went right to Inwood Hill Park and sat by the water to eat the bread (sooo good!).
I walked back home and passed the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum which was built in 1784. Yesterday was their open house, and also a number of artists were painting on the grounds, which gave it a very surreal feeling. It was already pretty surreal to be in this historical house when from the porch you can see billboards and brick buildings. I was very pleased to have the opportunity to check out the farmhouse – it had been on my list since I moved but I never went up to 204th to check it out.
Part of living in a community, to me, means giving back to the community and participating in its cultural life. As my neighborhood of Washington Heights is slowly becoming gentrified, as demonstrated by various new establishments, I am trying to become involved in some community-based efforts that enrich the neighborhood from the bottom up – from the community, for the community. As you may have … Continue reading This is Us – Youth Theater
A friend was visiting from out of town last weekend, and we spent most of our time together in Harlem and my neighborhood, Washington Heights. First to start the weekend off right, we went to our favorite haunt, the Shrine, to see some great live music and dance to the DJ spinning African beats. The next day, we went to 116th Street. Why 116th Street … Continue reading What to Do In: Northern Manhattan
I’m back! It’s been a year and what a year! Everything has changed. Since my last post, I have graduated from Binghamton University with a Master’s in Business Administration, started working at a non-profit in East Harlem, moved to Washington Heights and have been back to the Dominican Republic twice. I will be refocusing this blog to be about my adventures post-grad. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading Uptown Girl