It was about eight months since I was in NYC before this past Memorial weekend and I felt the effects over the three days. I realized some of my 'new yorker' armor was rusty and just how much I am not in New York anymore, how far I am, how much I've grown. I've legitimately built a space for myself in Los Angeles and I'm existing in this other city and it's so different from my life in Brooklyn. I've been thinking about the way moving to a new city makes you grow, especially when you're leaving a city you were born and raised in and especially when that "city" is New York City. Breaking out of your comfort zone really expedites your perspective.
I realized I've adapted a lot, to this place that is not where I spent 24 years of my life. But it was good to feel the energy of home, especially with amazing spring weather. It's more potent and mesmerizing when you've been out of it for a while. And god did I miss the casual drops of gorgeous stranger eye candy all around. I have not been to all the cities in all the land but I really believe New York is the sexiest city on the planet.
I dedicated some time to the Brooklyn Museum to see the Basquiat 'Unknown Notebooks' exhibit and the place was crowded. It has changed so much from when I was kid. So many exhibits and a real life food court with outdoor seating!
Eyes of Time, Chitra Ganesh 2014
Blossom, 2010. Sanford Biggers
Grey Area (Brown version), 1993. Fred Wilson
A Little Taste Outside of Love, 2007. Mickalene Thomas
STORY OF MY LIFE:
"I feel like a citizen. It's time to go and come back a drifter."
This list accurately depicts how I feel about Madonna.
Bathroom door of a secret LES spot. I just like shiny things.
Throwback streetwear I found in my old room: Shortypop.
so much SAIS.
dinner view from Blossom in the LES.
P.S. I knew the train was $2.75 but it hit me when I actually had to purchase a metro card. New Yorkers please boycott! That is out of control!