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I’m a Professor of Spanish Literature and Theater at NYU but I’m originally from California. I enjoy taking long walks in my free time and New York City always offers something new around every corner…I simply love it! My favorite season in the City is the Fall because of the trees changing color in Central Park and Halloween which is my favorite holiday. Through my blogs I’d like to make people interested in visiting the city and my neighborhood, Brooklyn, and I’d like to show people a new perspective on the Big Apple, from a resident’s point of view.

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  • 2018.04.27
  • Miss Liberty and its replicas
  • A blog about New York City is not complete if The Statue of Liberty is not mentioned. Symbol of political freedom and democracy and located in the New York City harbor, the statue is the unofficial entrance to the City from the ocean, welcoming immigrants then and visitors now, coming from all around the world to have a bite on the Big Apple.
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  • 2018.04.13
  • The Strand, 18 miles of books in the heart of the City.
  • New York City is an amazing place, everybody agrees on that.You can never get bored in the City, yet I think New York is at its best when the tulips and the cherry trees are blooming in the spring and people finally take off the scarves and the heavy jackets and enjoy the outdoors. Everything seems wonderful also in the summer and in the fall. Until the rain starts.
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  • 2018.03.30
  • Bagel, the typical New Yorker breakfast
  • The first bagel I ate in New York City was when I sat down to have breakfast in a little bar in Soho, more than ten years ago, on my first trip to the city. I was about to order some toast with my coffee, when I saw a girl eating a bagel and remembered that it’s the staple ‘bread’ in the City.
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  • 2018.03.14
  • Williamsburg and Greenpoint
  • Williamsburg, the most modern neighborhood in New York, is part of Brooklyn and it’s where you go nowadays if you want to find hipsters at their peak.First of all I must say that Williamsburg has become so popular and so hipster only in recent years so you can still find streets in which Orthodox Jews live and others in which the hipster culture is developing. Curiously, the border between one area and another is almost non-existent, although the contrast couldn’t be greater.
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  • 2018.02.28
  • Attending a Gospel Mass in Harlem
  • Unlike downtown New York City, where everything has been commercialized in an exuberant way, the Gospel masses in Harlem have remained as they once used to be and they haven’t lost their essence.They are still an important part of the African-American culture and attending one is key to understand at least part of this culture.
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  • 2018.02.16
  • Home run!
  • In America, it is important to show passion in everything that you do. Americans fill stadiums and arenas (sometimes up to several times a week) regardless of the team playing, because Americans are always happy to attend sporting events, not only as spectators but as active supporters.
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  • 2018.02.02
  • Weather, all year round
  • I know that talking about the weather is boring and often predictable, but let me tell you that there is nothing predictable about the Big Apple’s weather and only by living here one can understand how in New York City the weather can change from one moment to the next.
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  • 2018.01.16
  • New York, a city to “bite on”
  • New York is a fast-paced city but it can as well be a city of eternal contemplation. It is the city par excellence, ideal for those who love the eclectic lifestyle and the loss of any reference point. And although my story begins like this today I wish to talk about food because in New York it would be nice to be hungry at any time.
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  • 2017.12.28
  • Not just Times Square…
  • New Year’s Eve is celebrated in every country in the world, in different time zones and with different traditions, depending on the cultural background of each place. In the United States there are many customs to say goodbye to the old year and toast the arrival of the new one.
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  • 2017.12.13
  • Five, four, three, two, one...magic!
  • The Rockfeller Plaza, nestled in a universe of lights and colors, is full of people crammed in every corner of the street, under the starry sky of New York, everybody is counting down to the beautiful lighting of the world's most beautiful tree: the Rockfeller Center’s traditional Christmas tree.
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  • 2017.12.06
  • Running up the top of NYC
  • With its over 200 miles of coastline, some of the world's most famous urban parks and many initiatives inviting its residents to keep fit, New York is a great place to run. The five districts offer so many tracks that it is difficult to choose one, both for the landscape and for the experience itself.
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  • 2017.11.22
  • ‘MoMa, crazy and modern, just like NYC’
  • New York is full of museums, so much so that a long stretch of Fifth Avenue has been renamed as Museum Mile. There are all kinds of art galleries, museums and art spaces in town, from the Museum of Natural History to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but also a myriad of smaller underground venues.
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  • 2017.11.07
  • WHY IS THE FLATIRON BUILDING SO FLAT?
  • When talking about iconic buildings in New York, it's not difficult to fall into the trap of retelling stories everyone knows so today I wish to present the largest iron that you will have the opportunity to see in your life if you visit our wonderful city: The Flatiron Building in Manhattan.
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  • 2017.10.17
  • REMEMBERING 9/11
  • The World Trade Center area, known as Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks, is located in Lower Manhattan. As probably everyone around the world knows, during the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, two hijacked planes crashed on the Twin Towers, which after some hours collapsed, killing almost 3000 people.
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  • 2017.09.26
  • “Grand Central Station: a melting pot within a melting pot”
  • Grand Central Station is not an unknown place. Almost all visitors to New York decide to take a trip to what is one of the most famous places in the city, highlighted as fabulous in almost all guidebooks. New Yorkers alike come here often to catch a train to Pennsylvania or New Jersey or just to grab a quick bite (since it hosts great food venues).
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  • 2017.09.01
  • “United Nations: the Headquarters for peace”
  • Contrary to what New Yorkers say when they joke about it, the United Nations headquarters are not designed to torture us with traffic jams whenever a General Assembly is organized. In fact, this very important organization was founded at the end of World War II by the winning countries with the aim to maintaining peace in the world and preventing future wars.
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  • 2017.08.08
  • Partying with the Great Gatsby
  • The Great Gatsby, the character created by Scott Fitzgerald would be the perfect host of the Jazz Age Lawn Party in New York City which is held here every summer. It is a journey back in time to discover and enjoy the 1920s atmosphere in southern Manhattan.
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  • 2017.07.28
  • It's all about the books
  • We can see a library as a place where to borrow or return a book, a place where to read our favorite newspaper or magazine, do some research, study or connect to the internet (for free).
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  • 2017.07.14
  • Staten Island
  • Everybody knows about Manhattan, most know about Brooklyn and the Bronx, many know about Queens but not many know about Staten Island, the fifth of the New York boroughs.Staten Island, as the name wants it, is an island just in front of the Manhattan peninsula.
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  • 2017.06.30
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • I think that a true gem in the neighborhood where I live, Brooklyn, is the amazing, yet underrated, Brooklyn Museum of Art.
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  • 2017.05.19
  • A gem for gourmands: the Chelsea Market
  • The Chelsea Market in New York is located in the homonymous neighborhood of Chelsea, in the lower west-end of Manhattan and it’s very close to some of the main attractions of the City (such as the High Line, which I previously described).
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  • 2017.04.17
  • Under the limelight of Broadway
  • When talking about the Broadway Theatre District and Times Square, we think of musicals, theatres, lights and thousands of visitors who spend hours just looking around to take photos of the lit screens!
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  • 2017.03.21
  • Ellis Island
  • These days the migration topic is a hot one all over the world so, upon advice of a friend, last weekend I decided to visit Ellis Island,
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