New york lifestyles are as diverse as it typically gets, New York is the giant melting pot; Our album reflects that. There are thousands and thousand of people living in the city, many of which coming from places all over the world. The songs selected in this album aim to be as diverse as the the people in the city. Describing a New York lifestyle is more challenging that would seem because everyone here reflects everyone else just a little bit, just due to the fact the New Yorkers are naturally exposed to a more diverse life. The Album transitions between slow songs to more upbeat songs multiple times to emphasize the continually changing lifestyles of the city. This album could be described as well rounded, it embodies the different cycles of the diverse mind set, in the people of New York City.
Album created with Andreas, Jane, and Brittany.
What Foods do you miss most when away from home?
Homemade food tends to be what most college students crave when away at school. Our diets typically consist of the cheapest pizza we can find, cafeteria food because our meal plan covers it, or anything microwaveable. We often find ourselves daydreaming about the delicious meals waiting for us back home, my two being; my mothers chicken casserole and my fathers meatloaf. Both of which I have had since I was very young putting them high on my list of missed meals. However because my mom does not like too cook and was often teased by her friends for teaching her daughters how to order a pizza while other mothers where teaching them how to use the oven, I find myself craving traditional St. Louis cuisine, that of which does not come form my mothers kitchen. St. Louis is home to Imo’s pizza: a thin sliced, provel topped pizza that is sometimes a required taste for visitors. Also toasted ravioli which originated in St. Louis is always tempting, however finding it outside the city lines is tricky. At one point St. Louis gained a very large population of Italian Immigrants, those of whom developed an area we call “The Hill” to this day. On the hill there is countless Italian markets and restaurants my favorite being Cunnetto’s. Every tuesday there is the Lasagna special, it is only on tuesdays during lunch because it always sells out by dinner, and has always only been sold on tuesdays, so you had better get there early. It is a bit of the drive to get to this “little Italy” of St. Louis but much worth the time and gas money. Lastly I miss Panera Bread company. or what it is known as at home; St. Louis Bread Company; the original name before it was bout out. There is no Panera Bread’s here in the city. At home they are practically the equivalent of Starbucks in Manhattan, yet here there is none. Panera is basically a classier fast food chain, it is not too expensive and it is fast and convenient. It has never been anything I would have thought of as a treat to get, it was just food, good food, but still just food. Now I find it is one of the items i crave most, going from one the least expected If I would have been asked this question a month ago to high at the top today.
Wallets, when I was young had little meaning, other than representing my favorite color of the month or revealing the fact I loved sparkles. However as I get older I find that a persons wallet is more a reflection of who they are and the life style they live. Throughout high school my wallet most likely consisted of a credit card, my much beloved drivers license, and most likely a gift card or two. Since reaching New York and attending school at Parsons the number of items in my wallet has easily tripled itself. As my responsibilities grew so did the number or items I needed to have on me at all times. Instead of always double checking to guarantee that my drivers license is in my possession so that I can leave the house, the first thing I now look for is my swipe card for the building to make sure I can get back in. Also, because a drivers license in manhattan is a nearly a useless piece of plastic for the majority of us non-drivers in the city, my student ID now dominates that location in my wallet. Making sure I have access to the school facilities, and equally important, the cafes. Because of the fact that I now live in a city where every turn is shaped the exact same, I seem to pick up a business card from every place worth remembering to make sure I can find my way back in this giant maze, leaving a promising trail of memories to visit later. My wallet has transformed form simple key items to a mess of things I feel might come in handy. It reflects the way my life suddenly changed when moving to manhattan . I now have all these things in my wallet I have to sort through to figure out what is really needed and helpful.