The great urban philosopher Ice Cube once rapped, “Today was a good day.” While our days were a little different, he didn’t have the pleasure of hanging out with my fellow MSBA classmates like I did. Saturday marked the first day of our four-day mini vacation for the Fourth of July, which I kicked off by grabbing some brunch with a few of my classmates (living in the Big Apple has made me a big brunch guy). Surprisingly enough, the place we chose was fairly cheap (a rarity in NYC) and tasted good. I couldn’t get enough food on this fine Saturday, as me and few more of my classmates made our way out to Brooklyn later on to attend Smorgasburg – the largest weekly open-air food market in America. It attracts 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend, and there are 100 local vendors with as many food options as you can imagine. It was overwhelming how many choices there were, but I finally settled on some delicious tacos.
“Despite all the food I ate today, I am still hungry to continue learning and cultivating more friendships and relationships in these last few weeks.”
As you can tell from the other Student Blog posts, we always have a lot to do during the week, and thus the weekends serve as a break from programming and a nice way to do some other activities and explore the city. Lorne and Bailey did a great job in selecting such a diverse group of students to be a part of MSBA 2017; it’s been great getting to know everyone outside of our common interest of sports. I’m sure there will be plenty more adventures and exploration in the coming weekends, as living in Manhattan has already been quite the adventure. From getting lost on the subway, to almost getting hit by a car every time I cross the street, I am slowly but surely learning to live in the city. Maybe by the end of the summer I won’t need to pull out a map on my phone every time I go somewhere. In all seriousness though, MSBA is a once in a lifetime experience that I am truly grateful to be a part of. Despite all the food I ate today, I am still hungry to continue learning and cultivating more friendships and relationships in these last few weeks.