New York: Science Fiction

“New York went from the Oz I dreamed about in the Dominican Republic to the distant sight of the Verrazanno Bridge.”

This sentence, and only this one explains to the reader that the author was speaking of New York as not a place where he called home, but a place beyond the borders of his hometown, beyond reality. As a child in the Dominican Republic, Diaz looks forward to New York, “a city ablaze.” He arrived to New York only to learn of his father’s decision to move to nearby New Jersey, which is nothing less than a complete disappointment for him. He lives in New Jersey for the remainder of his childhood and finally makes the move to the city at age 26, where he looks to live the lifestyle he saw that only New York could provide. This sentence explains that New York was not only physically distant to him, but also emotionally distant in that it was the complete opposite of what it seemed to be.

The robotics thing I was talking about

The other day in english comp. class, I spoke about a reporter that was interviewing my school’s robotics team. The article is finally out , and you too can read it! Pop Mechanics.

Unphotographable #3

This is a picture I did not take of a rat, eating something I couldn’t see. Although rats are common at the Jay Street/Borough Hall Station, or any station for that matter, this one caught the attention of everyone: It was on the platform. It began to forage through a Burger King paper bag and grab small bites of what was inside, and then moved on to another bag, labeled “Have a nice day.” As everyone stared and watched the rat from down and across the platform, the A train came. With that, the rat left, but not before making his exit through three people who jumped out the way– literally.

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