As a fourth generation Manhattanite I know this island very well. I can answer questions concerning day to day living on the island from grocery shopping to best ways of getting around. I've helped many people settle into their new home in Manhattan and have personally mentored them in all areas of the reality of living in this dynamic city. I enjoy helping 'transplants' to the island learn how to do everything from food shopping to getting a dog license. I don't answer anything to do with finding an apt. or finding employment. Just domestic issues which are very, very different than those of suburban and rural people. Most transplants don't have a car in Manhattan and are rather overwhelmed by doing things by walking, bus, subway and cabs. This is my best area of expertise - How to do it all and still have time for the rest of your life.
Simply having been born and raised and having lived my life on this island with parents and grandparents also being native islanders. My experience is from doing and having helped many new to the island figure out how to tie it all together and organize their time, make the most out of each trip out of the apt. Planning and organization is critical to living on the island. We don't jump in the car and drive to the store every other day as we don't have large super centers here and it's a very different way of day to day living. Most new people say it's like a different planet and need someone to show them the way.
BA in Sociology and Anthropology, Hunter College, 1989
Too many to name from middle school to present day.
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