There are few questions in life quite as important as the one we face almost every work day: Where are we going for lunch? A few of my colleagues and I set off around 12:30 each afternoon and take a little walk around the neighborhood looking for some tasty morsels to take back to our desks and sustain us through the afternoon. We often end up at Texas Rotisserie on 97th street (2 pc. fried chicken for me, chicken finger burrito for Cory, a side of sour cream and hot sauce for Darren), and depending on our mood we’ll sometimes visit Blimpie (also at 97th) or Subway (either at 94th or 98th, depending on where else we’re visiting). If it’s Friday, that means it’s French Toast Friday and we can be found at the large booth at the back of Key West Diner & Cafe across the street from the theatre. (R.I.P. Waffle Wednesday and Three Egg Thursday. The recession took you from us too soon.) But more times than not, there are two places that win our lunch money–and both are mobile. Read More »1fa2
Published on June 18, 2009
Published on June 4, 2009
I will always remember that my Symphony Space adventure began on a monumental day: Inauguration Day! Just two weeks earlier I had accepted the open slot for a marketing internship and knew I was in for a long haul considering I lived two hours North-West in a rural farm town called Warwick. That day, my alarm sounded at 5:45 am, I boarded the bus at 6:30 am and two hours later joined a sea of enthusiastic Upper West Siders flooding into the Symphony Space lobby. As a responsible intern would do, I had researched Symphony Space through their website well ahead of time and knew that they were offering a free televised broadcast of the Inauguration ceremony in their main theatre. Needless to say, the event was a smash hit leaving everyone in the best of spirits. Somewhere between the post-ceremony events and the throngs of giddy New Yorkers stuffing donations boxes with Washingtons, Lincolns (because Lincoln was appropriate for the occasion), and even Jacksons, I finally made my way up to the Marketing suite where the real work began.
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