So I redid the ol' blog to celebrate the fact that I've landed. And not in just one place, but two.
For those who I haven't spoken to in a while, I now live in South Harlem, one block north of Central Park. I have two LDS roommates--one an actor, the other a pastry cook. There is an express train half a block down the street. The gorgeous Harlem Meer lies just beyond it. Oh, and the rent is just under three times as much as I was paying in Provo. (That's actually a good deal.)
My neighborhood is an interesting mix of fried chicken shacks, project buildings, classic brownstones, and luxury condos. It's one of the most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in Manhattan. While the area is still unmistakably Harlem, there is definitely a something unique going on in these streets. Some are calling it SoHa (South Harlem).
My second home is in SoHo, where I work as a copywriter for Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications. I'm loving my job so far; it's great to be using the things I learned in school. Saatchi is an awesome company, and so are its people. Oh, and the location ain't bad either. Our floor has fantastic views of the Hudson River, Jersey City, the Empire State Building, Midtown, and the Statue of Liberty.
So, update your blogrolls folks if you have them. SoHa to SoHo is the new Semester Ten.