Melrose Plantation

The idea of plantation tours don’t sit well with me: I’ve heard enough horror stories about tour guides who weave tales of happy slaves in the antebellum south, who focus on narrating the dramatic lives of the white families who owned them. Handing over my money to help fatten the pockets of the white folks…

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Last Minute Adventures in NYC

After a LOUSY day on Thursday, I decided to reverse it by filling my day up on Friday. I woke up early yesterday, and I spent the day outside (yes in that 100 degree weather) touring the city on foot. I walked up to 123rd through Morningside park; across to Riverside park; made a stop…

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Last Minute Adventures in NYC

I haven’t been keeping up with this—I got busy. Monday night we tried for Shakespeare in the park, but didn’t get tickets (I’m trying again today). Instead I went to DUMBO/Brooklyn Bridge area with a friend to explore a little bit. It wasn’t the nicest of days (it wasn’t warm enough to lay in the…

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Last Minute Adventures in NYC

In preparation of my New York departure in a couple of months, I decided to plan out a ridiculous schedule of activities and sights to see before I leave. Part of this means I pretty much HAVE to do something (or multiple things) every day. Monday I did nothing but return to dance class, which…

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