Deli Dreams (Part III)

Welcome back to my deli tour. If you missed Part I and Part II, click on the links. I’m taking you through NYC to listen to the hopes and dreams of NYC deli friends. We are taking the pulse of the city. Deli 6 This deli was emptier than the others I had seen. ByContinue reading “Deli Dreams (Part III)”

Deli Dreams (Part II)

Welcome to 2022 (and my deli tour of NYC). If you missed Part I, check it out here. As noted, I am on this tour to talk to local deli employees and owners about their hopes and dreams for 2022. (They are New York’s coolest). I met some really interesting people along the way. NeverContinue reading “Deli Dreams (Part II)”

Deli Dreams (Part I)

Welcome to 2022. To start the new year, I thought we would start with some hopes and dreams. Some of the coolest people in NYC are deli owners and employees. They see it all. (And what is more iconic than a NYC deli and the little black bag they give you for your snacks?) IContinue reading “Deli Dreams (Part I)”

Live Nativity, Please!

By: Gabriela Yareliz I walk around my neighborhood hoping that, somehow, I will stumble upon a live nativity scene. You know, people dressed up and real animals. I thought about calling our councilman, state assembly senator and the dweeb who wants to run for re-election after he lost the last cycle. Yes. They could beContinue reading “Live Nativity, Please!”

Come With Me to the NYC Post Office

By: Gabriela Yareliz New York City post offices are their own animal. They are fortresses of bullet-proof glass, disgruntled employees and long lines. I am not kidding when I tell you that in law school we would read the Yelp reviews for nearby post offices where we had bad experiences and laugh so hard. ItContinue reading “Come With Me to the NYC Post Office”

The Comedian: LeJuan James

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am not really sure what I can say about half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican LeJuan James. He is wickedly funny. He became famous through his YouTube Channel where he makes light of our culture’s quirks and imitates our mothers when they would lecture us. What Hispanic person hasn’t sent one of these videos toContinue reading “The Comedian: LeJuan James”

Autumn Anticipation

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant By: Gabriela Yareliz It has been a strange season where tension and thick trauma linger in the air like a dense fog. But don’t worry– I am not here to dwell on that, today. We are approaching the season that makes one feel like one isContinue reading “Autumn Anticipation”

Friday Thoughts: July 16, 2021

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure, once you get to the point where you are actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you are harmonizing with a greater power.” George Harrison Storm watch Where have I been? I know, I was AWOL. It has been a summerContinue reading “Friday Thoughts: July 16, 2021”

Additional Lessons from Duolingo

By: Gabriela Yareliz I wake up every morning and do four things: pray, drink tea (FYI the Starbucks London Fog tea latte tastes like the devil– stick to Chai or Matcha), workout, and I do my little Russian lessons. I have an unbroken streak and have busted through every league. Now, I am at theContinue reading “Additional Lessons from Duolingo”

Relatable from Seinfeld

By: Gabriela Yareliz I watched 9 years of Seinfeld in like three weeks. The episodes are very short, so it wasn’t hard to do when I would play it while I cooked, cleaned and ran errands on the streets. So, I guess I wasn’t watching as much as I was listening, but still. At aContinue reading “Relatable from Seinfeld”