Blog, New York City
•on April 5th, 2011
I’ve been a freelancer in some capacity for years, and in that time, I’ve realized a few things. First, it’s impossible to be productive at home, especially since I live in New York. Between a tiny apartment and a ridiculously needy cat, I have to leave the apartment if I want to do any work at all. Second, editing — especially if it’s of the foreign-policy or science-intensive variety — can be tiring, so caffeine is a must. Both situations led me to become somewhat of an expert on Manhattan’s freelance-friendly coffee shops.
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites, along with their locations, for anyone else looking for a caffeine fix while they work. Let me know if you think of anything I missed; I’m always looking for a new place to chill and work. read more
•on February 24th, 2011
I’m going to be all over Manhattan today, starting with a meeting about the soon-to-be-discussed literary magazine, followed by a lunch with people from the publisher I freelance for, and ending with my painting class at School of Visual Arts. I love having Thursday off; it’s the day I can be really productive without wasting a day of my weekend. It’s also nice to have a day off when everyone else has to work.
Here is yet another tilt-shift photo. (I KNOW. I warned you a while ago that once I tried it, I would get obsessed.) I took this picture of the FDR Drive last year near my old apartment on 78th Street. I always loved running along that trail between the drive and the East River. Very peaceful; very hilly. But in a good way.