Tagged with New York

Occupying Wall Street

Occupying Wall Street

by Seungman Park (Korea) The shouting of “We are the 99%!” pawed at my heart. I felt the obstacle – the fact that I was not born in the U.S. – melting away. If someone does not agree with my protest against Wall Street, dare I say “I have the right to occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

With Love From All Over The World

With Love From All Over The World

Dedicated to one year anniversary of ICNY Member Blog Why do we love International Center in New York? Why do we love New York? For 50 years The International Center in New York has been a home away from home for newcomers from other countries, providing them with a transformative experience in a community where … Continue reading

A Special Tour In New York City

A Special Tour In New York City

By Buyana Ulzii (Mongolia) One breezy Saturday morning, I took my family sight-seeing. We started walking uptown from the Flatiron on 23rd Street.  Our heads were tilted towards the sky all the time, eyes fixed on the details of the exteriors and the facades. The Flatiron building seemed more beautiful than ever. With all its … Continue reading

My Conversation Partner

My Conversation Partner

By Akie Ueda (Japan) “I WANT YOU TO BE MY CONVERSATION PARTNER!” That’s the beginning of our longtime partnership for three years and counting. I first met Ron when he was under the volunteer-training program and instantly realized he was the ONE. He was a talented photographer with elegance and high intelligence who would make … Continue reading

My New York Diary

My New York Diary

By Takashi S. (Japan) Takashi came to New York a year ago. Since that time he has also joined the ICNY and started a microblog about his metropolitan life, including fascinating events he attends, the multicultural cuisine he tries and interesting people he meets. Here is a random collection of his posts dedicated to his … Continue reading

Albany Day

Albany Day

By Wing Yao (China) When I saw the ‘Albany Day,’ announcement, I thought that would be a simple trip. We would take a bus to that place and go around the building. But after the Albany trip, I felt it was amazing. This trip allowed me to know more about the American political system and … Continue reading

A Fantastic Trip To Albany

A Fantastic Trip To Albany

By Lin Luo (China) March 1, 2011, was not only an exciting day for me but a very special day for the International Center. Several members formed a special delegation that traveled to Albany that day to meet with New York State Senators. Elaine Roberts, the ISP Manager, led our group of 14 to the … Continue reading

My Turning Point

My Turning Point

By Marta Ricci (Italy) I came here because my fiancé was studying at NYU and I was fed up with our long-distance relationship. So, I decided to move to New York City for a while. But I was a little scared because my English was really bad. The truth is, my grammar was ok, although … Continue reading

The City Of Blinding Lights

The City Of Blinding Lights

By Carlos Luna (Mexico) I had heard that New York City piles up its buildings on the land laced with gold… and that it was the place on earth where all people want to go to have their dreams come true. But since we know that “all that glitters is not gold,” I didn’t readily … Continue reading

The Real New York

The Real New York

by Lin Luo (China) Life is always unpredictable. I’ve been in New York for more than two months and life here is completely different from what I thought it would be. In my view, New York is materialistic, competitive, and fast and almost everyone here is ambitious. And these are the dominant values of New … Continue reading