"The city is like poetry; it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines." ― E.B. White
It's been a while since I've shown a recent picture of myself! Still recognize me with this long hair? Friends who work at St. Ann's Warehouse invited me to attend a free outdoor concert on Thursday at the theater's doorstep along the East River waterfront in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. In keeping with my new lifestyle of healthy choices, I walked four miles from home to the theater, relishing the perfect weather and getting in those steps! As I approached St. Ann's, I could hear the sound of a woman singing, music wafting through the alleyways. There was a small crowd gathered to relax and hang out, and I found my friends. Sooner or later, everyone wandered to the river for a while to admire this beautiful city from our vantage point between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. I arrived at the "magic hour" of sunset light and got some great photos, and this selfie, which I think conveys how intoxicated I was by this evening. Being there, with great music and friends in one my favorite parts of Brooklyn, life felt not just normal, but glorious. I looked across at my city with reverence and respect, and I felt like it returned both to me in that moment, thanks to my work this past year with NYC Test + Trace Corps. I helped my city recover, rebound, and bring back things I love, including nights like that.
NYC is coming back and in a big way! The largest global tourism campaign to promote NYC tourism is kicking off soon, and I have to say, it seems like a no-brainer to me. We take safety so seriously here - not just by our state and local governments, but our residents too. We've proven over and over we come together in a crisis, persevere, and emerge stronger. This city runs on passion and compassion - and tourism. When you're ready to plan incredible NYC experiences, you know who to call!
Last but certainly not least, I hope everyone enjoyed a month full of fun and festive Pride activities! Nine Muses Travel believes love and beauty are everywhere, within everyone. All are welcome here!
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