Semester 3: The Summer of New York

There I was, sitting at Maddy's kitchen table, drinking the nth cup of tea of the evening, trying to figure out what touristy London thing to do the next day.

"You know, I should just plan days and just tell all my friends I'm going to go to Hampton Court and all of this fun stuff," she said. Apparently London is just like New York in that if you live there, you never do anything native.

So... I'm stealing her idea. Semester 3 is going to celebrate the wonder, the insanity, the terror and the magic that is NEW YORK CITY! And since The Winter of New York sounds a whole lot like sitting in warm Starbucks for 3 months and watching the hipsters pass by, let's do this the summer way, shall we?

Saturday Night Fever (waaaaaait... this was set in Bay Ridge?? wtf.)

Readings (choose 4 of 6)
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Selected chapters from Gotham by Edwin G. Burrows

Assignments (at least one of these open-invite to all blog readers!)
Visit 5 places that were written about on Daytonian in Manhattan 
Visit Governor's Island
Eat a NY hotdog
Take the Staten Island Ferry
Bake a NY Cheesecake
Interview a few people and make a little video about why they love New York
Write a visitor's guide to NY for the blog
Once-a-week photographic posts of NYC


Anonymous said...

What's up with no love for Bay Ridge?

Jen said...

Ha- not a lack of love, more like a surprise of awesomeness! :)