Early Bird 🦅 (Tag someone you’d walk the Brookyln Bridge with) 📸: @andrewoptics
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Every since I was little, I dreamed of visiting New York. I was obsessed with the place. Absolutely infatuated. I hung photos on my wall of the Empire State Building, spent hours researching the city, I even recall going to the lengths of looking around 5th Avenue using google street view. When my dad returned from the Big Apple bearing an I heart NY t-shirt and a Yankees cap for me, I felt like I had won the lottery. •
Of course, no destination is ever quite the same as you imagine it to be. It will always look and feel different to what your imagination conjures up. When fantasising about NYC when I was younger, I never gave thought to the incessant traffic. Or the stench of the subway. Or the heartbreaking poverty and homelessness issues that plague the city. No city is idyllic. No destination is flawless. Every place in the world has its positives and negatives, elements that you’ll love and elements you‘ll loathe.
New York may not be the same city I fantasised about all those years ago. But now, it’s even better, because it’s no longer just a fantasy. It’s a busy, beautiful, gritty, grand reality. Filled with elements I love and elements I loathe. It’s moments like this one- basking in cold sunlight on the Brooklyn Bridge, angry cyclists whirling past almost knocking us pedestrians to the ground- that I wouldn’t want it be any other way. •
I‘ve finally learnt not to have any expectations or pre-conceived notions before and even whilst travelling. Now, I just let myself experience a place for all its flourishes and all its flaws. The best part about doing it this way? No destination can ever disappoint.
Third Street proudly presents the All Orchestras Concert!
Join us this Saturday, January 19 at 1 pm at @stmarksbowery (131 E 10th St), and hear our talented and hardworking orchestra students from Overture, Con Spirito, Sinfonia and Philharmonia Orchestras performing exciting pieces they learned these past few months!
The event is free and open to the public!