Chinatown

When I first moved to the city I rented a room in an apartment in deep Chinatown, at the very top of Mott Street not far from the infamous Doyers Street or “The Bloody Angle” one of the deadliest streets in American history.

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Rejection is a thing

A few weeks ago I was rejected, hard and clearly. This isn’t a rare occurrence, it’s just that these days it doesn’t happen as bluntly - people are more likely to slink away slowly and silently rather than tell someone to their face that they don’t want to go for that drink they suggested, because they really don’t like you enough, actually.

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Transitions

It’s funny how even the slightest shift in the season can change your whole perspective. Someone told me the other day that their therapist said that the majority of the population of New York was suffering from seasonal depression due to the fact that we didn’t or haven’t yet had a spring, just a long dragged out winter.

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Tony Sombrero

On the weekend we celebrated a faux holiday, Cinco de Mayo. Don’t get me wrong, I love a faux holiday, especially one that is tequila-fuelled but it’s kind of ironic that a country whose president wants to build a wall to divide itself from Mexico can also be so enthusiastic celebrating a day essentially made up to sell margaritas and tacos to East Village bros.

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The sauna session

A few months ago WeWork opened up its first gym in FiDi. For the launch, they had a big party and invited a lot of corporates and there was talk of a new gym with a “Super Spa” which is hard to wrap your head around because, well, why is there a super spa and what is a super spa?

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