Ambassadors Take On New York City

Good evening everyone!

Hope you all are wrapping up a great weekend (and the last weekend of the summer season). I can say for sure that I had a great weekend- my roommate/co-worker/superstar ambassador Dylan took me over to New York City for the weekend. As I drove across (yes, I drove into NYC the first time I’ve been there, thanks Dylan) the George Washington Bridge, the skyline captivated.

I’ve never been to the Big Apple, and Dylan brought me along to attend the Indian Larry’s Block Party, which was a big motorcycle event. The event helped raise awareness and money for ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy). It was a massive event held on the streets of Brooklyn. I saw tons of cool bikes, met some big name motorcycle builders, and ate New York pizza (the New York way, where you fold it in half).

As the sun went down, we were invited to attend an ASL Poetry Slam in downtown Manhattan. So we hailed a cab and went down there. Cab rides are truly exciting. Not one calm moment in the car. But we got there pretty fast. As I hopped out of the cab, Dylan told me to look up. We were at the base of the Empire State Building! That thing is so massive, I had to crank my neck to see the top of the building. The top of the ESB lit bright white and blue to signify that the Yankees had won the second game of the Subway Series (….ugh).

So, we went to the slam, met some familiar faces, and met a whole lot of new people. We had an absolute blast there, hanging out with old and new friends. Afterwards, Dylan and I decided to check out Times Square. And that place truly lit up the city, and it felt like midday when I walked through the place. New York City is truly the city that never sleeps. So, we walked around a little bit more, and then went back to the hotel and crashed. We then woke up and drove back up to Rochester. Our to-do list grew again, and it’s time for us to knock them out through out the week. New York City, we’ll be back.

Until then, take care everyone!


About Skip

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Framingham, Mass.

Why I chose RIT: RIT has strong academic programs to go along with a wonderfully energetic student body! I love the fact that after two years at RIT I still meet new people every day.   

Clubs/Activities: RIT Baseball Team, Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, hanging out with friends and being active. 

What I like best about RIT: I absolutely love how there’s ALWAYS something to do on and off campus every single day. I like to be constantly doing something, and RIT provides fun events to attend with fun people!

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Burn Notice,” “Scrubs” and “Suits.”

Fun fact about me: I love sleeping more than anything. 

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