I honestly don't know what to write about. I kind of feel stuck. I've never been that great with words whether it's written down or spoken. I have the tendency to overthink things that I want to say to people and when I say it sometimes it just doesn't come out the way I had intended, or I just end up not saying anything at all. I really hope that I can be better at expressing myself and not be afraid of what others think of me or being scrutinized by them. On this rainy day in Astor Place, I make a declaration to myself to speak up for myself and be more confident. Be a little more uninhibited. Get out of my head out to the world!
One of many anonymous stories shared at last Saturdays #AstorPoetryJam with the @StrangersProj#AstorPlace#StrangersProject
On the 168th anniversary of one of New York City's most tragic events, we will explore the social & economic factors of how the city exploded over the casting of Macbeth. Also referred to as The Shakespeare Riots, this presentation will vividly expose the backstage intrigue of an American actor, Edwin Forrest, and a British actor, William Charles Macready. The two were celebrities in their time and became the figureheads of a deadly clash between the working class and poor of Five Points and the Bowery with the aristocracy of Lafayette Place & Washington Square. When it was all over, the riot claimed dozens of lives and became the first event where the city had called the militia to quell a disturbance by American citizens. Join us on the anniversary of this event as Ralph Lewis presents his years-long research into this dark milestone of New York & American history.
Thank you @whyilovenewyorkcity for this amazing feature 🎉 Here is one of my many memorable NYC Moments ❤️"With millions of people in the city it's sometimes hard to believe that we are one big family just trying to make it through our day. I was reminded of this on my way to a meditation class a friend of mine had recommended. I have practiced yoga before and love it and thought why not try out something new. On my commute just as I emerged from the subway station at Astor Place I quickly took out my iPhone to try and reorient myself. I was still trying to catch my breath to make this class after racing downtown after work. At that moment I imagined how difficult it would be to navigate these 5 way intersections especially if you have a time constraint. Just as I looked up from my phone there stood a visually impaired man with his white cane with a lost look on his face. I naturally approached him said hi and asked where he was going. He responded back with "Joe's Pub". Luckily I had been to that comedy studio a few months earlier and remembered exactly where it was. He then kindly asked me if I could escort him over there. Next thing I knew I was making a new friend and hearing his life story just by reaching out and saying "Hi". As a physician I have grown up wanting to help people and it's so nice when I can reach out without my white coat on as I explore the city." -@doc_by_day 📸Pic taken by @W57th in #GramercyPark#NYC#PhotoShoot#ILoveNYC#BigApple#HelpingHand#Neighbor#manhattan#PayItForward#Life#Positivity#Subway#WhiteCoat#Gratitude#PinkCoat#Hi#Kindness#Friends#Positivity#Harmony#OneLife#Live#Fullest#Kind#Heart#Adventure#Explore#Humanity#AstorPlace#JoesPub#Directions