My favorite place in NYC

Like most New Yorkers choosing only one place to call my favorite is extremely difficult. I’m the type of person who loves to visit new places and try new things. While exploring the city I’ve found some pretty interesting places to hang out and eat at. Places like Lula’s Sweet Apothecary where they have the best vegan ice cream ever! and just a few blocks away a pretty unusual burst of nature is located between two building the 6BC Botanical Garden. Even though on my many adventures through the city I’ve found amazing places like this if I really have to choose only one it would probably have to be my kitchen at home. Although I don’t currently have my dream kitchen I work pretty well with what have. While I’m in there I’m able to clear my mind and focus on my baking. Most of the time its a place where I like to be by myself but its also a place where I’m able to spend time with my family but most of all my two nieces.

Even as a child I would spend most of my time in the kitchen with my mother since she  was usually in there. I was inseparable from my mother so as she cooked I was right there next to her insisting on helping. As I got older I was actually able to help her in making edible food unlike what I use to make believe was food. In our family like most families holidays were extremely important but most of all so was the food served. we would have the menu planned out for weeks in advanced and would always assign everyone a task. My usual task would be something small like mash potatoes or the veggies. But now I’ve moved on to bigger tasks like helping prep the turkey before thanksgiving or making tamales on Christmas eve.

Now that I’m older I’m in charge of dinner most nights if I’m not working. Which I don’t completely mind. But for the most part when I have some free time I like to bake a lot. I start of with one simple thing and end up making/prepping three other things. For the most part I bake for and with my nieces. My oldest niece is now six years old and is in first grade so she often like to bring in treats for her class on holidays. So the same way I was always clinging onto my mother she does the same thing by following me around and tries to help me. I enjoy the time I get to spend with her and its amazing to see how much she learns and is able to do things that takes a lot of people a long time to master.

Out of all the wonderful places in New York City my kitchen is defiantly my favorite its a place where I can bond with my family and clear my mind. While I’m in there I can relax and focus on the task at hand. I can also create thing that people enjoy and put a smile on their faces. Its more of a safe haven for me and is only a few feet away from my room which is my second favorite place.

Changing for the better

In both speeches by bill de blasio and joe lhota, they both portray that they care about New York City and want to make it a better and safer place to live. When de blasios speech began he started with how he loved Brooklyn, which was where his speech was said. He spoke about 9/11 which was smart because he showed his sympathy towards those who were lost that day and also brought everyone’s emotions to the surface. He explained how on that day many helped each other and that’s what he wants New York City to become again. A place when people help each other. He says that New York is a “tale of two cities”. We have the wealthy; those who’s life couldn’t get any better. Then we have nearly half the city who’s at or very close to the poverty line. De blasio explains how New Yorkers and made to think big and so great things so why settle for less. Wealthy people have problems paying a few extra dollars in taxes not knowing that’s those few dollars help fund school programs.

Joe lhota is a little different from de blasio in the way that he doesn’t care about New Yorkers as much and de blasio expressed he did. He wants New York to become better in all ways possible and to do that we have to come together or in others words become united at one! He says that they are 4 things that can bring us to victory, 1. Issues 2. Visions 3. Experiences and 4. Principles. Lhota believes in the term stop and frisk, but not knowing that people may think he supports racial profiling since most stop and frisk are done on African Americans. Lhota feels that this is the main way that safety can be assured. When really this is not the only way their are others. What stop and frisk is causing is for many people to resent Nypd.

Both candidates expressed the importance of family and how each hot their families mean a lot to them. But they were different in many ways. De blasio showed more compassion in what he was saying and trying to prove in his speech while lhota wasn’t as compassionate as de blasio was. They both cared about New York City and wanted the best for the people. But they focused on different aspects. De blasio wanted us to become able to help each other like many did on 9/11. Lhota didn’t focus in past experiences but rather what he wanted to happen.