Author Archives: newyorkfreckle

Battery Place

Faces of every continent meet And surround the attractions on each street Every corner they adorn But mine is a fate of water born The river Hudson I call my friend On whose rolling ripples I depend For a brief holiday of solitude When I take my lunch around twelve noon While the rest visit […]

A Modernized Past, or The History in Art History

As an intern in a New York City museum this semester, I was told during my first few weeks that my museum ID would be good for free visits to other city museums. I didn’t make good on this perk until yesterday, and I now realize that I must make good on this while I […]

An Open Letter to a Fellow MTA Commuter

I knew you for seventeen minutes. I knew your name, but only for that fleeting moment before I stepped out of the doors and onto the platform. Each day, there are eight million unique faces in New York City. I may never see yours again, but you inspired me. When you placed your guitar in […]


You torch my spirit and burn my pride– But your sting on my lips tastes so sweet

Grand Central

I was inspired to write this when I was walking through Grand Central to get to the Subway during morning rush hour on my way to my internship today. A morning well spent Treading through a sea of thousands Rushing, racing, roaring ‘Til we find our ways out A frantic struggle against the urban tides […]

6 Things I Learned About Life This Semester

With nine days left until the fall semester comes to an end, I’d definitely like to acknowledge these past few months for being very eye-opening for me. I love my life, and I wouldn’t want to imagine it any other way. I don’t want to sound like a tacky character straight out of a 90210-esque teen […]


Drag me in with your snow-capped waves, Send your small, white rivulets down my spine, Envelope me with your cool, crisp arms Keep me warm in your blue frosty puddles As your salt expands on my nostrils And embeds itself into my hair Bring me to my foamy, blissful home