Today marks the beginning of a new segment I’ve wanted to start for a few weeks here on The Gold Dime! I’m only one student, living in one part of the city, so I can only tell you so much about the city and what it has to offer strictly based on my experiences. I wanted to interview some amazing gals I know who go to other schools here in the city; so you can get a different perspective of what this incredible city is like. 

Today I'm starting with the lovely Emily who attends New York University! I know Emily from CollegeFashionista and we both share a love of The 1975 & coffee. 

Emily at Refinery29's 29 Rooms in Brooklyn.

Introduce yourself!
I recently just turned 20 years old and am a sophomore at New York University pursuing a double major in Journalism and Politics. Originally from New Jersey, I moved to NYC for school. New York has to be my favorite place in the world (granted, I’ve haven’t seen the entire world yet, but I know that New York is #1). I love creating stuff, whether it’s a blog post, a photo shoot with friends or a video to post on YouTube. I’m always thinking outside the box, or at the very least, try to. I’m not content with just sitting around and while I love relaxing, my week to week schedule is pretty packed. Stress and business are two of my favorite necessary evils.

Museum of Feelings, December 2015

What’s your major? What do you hope to be one day?
I’m a double major in Journalism and Politics. My dream job would be the creative director of any magazine or brand. But I would hope to land a job somewhere in the communications field at an amazing company after graduation and work my way up. I’ve done a few internships in the past and what I have realized is I won’t be content with looking at numbers in a spreadsheet for the rest of my life. While I could do it and I’m just being picky now, I know I would be more than content putting together and constructing something. 

East Village

Favorite part of being a student in the city?
Being a student in NYC is not the typical college experience, and that’s my favorite part. A lot of my friends who go to different schools talk about pep rallies and formals. While NYU does have those things, typically I am exploring outside the NYU bubble and getting to know the real NYC. Also, I’m never bored. After class, I can go to a top workout class or walk along the Brooklyn Bridge or to a word-known art museum. Not to mention, the food here is amazing. 

Fashion bloggers at NYFW.

Seeing Charlie Puth @ Webster Hall, 2015.

Least favorite part?
Sometimes it gets overwhelmingly lonely. It’s funny, you would think being in a huge, populated city, you would never feel lonely. But it’s kind of like when Jack’s Mannequinn said, "Have you ever been alone in a crowded room?”

Photoshoot from the Fall with friends

Favorite neighborhood and why?
I have recently fallen in love with the Gramercy area. I live quite far from my classes so I cut through here on my way to class. In the morning, it’s very quiet, while only being blocks away from the busy Flat Iron district. With headphones on and The 1975 playing, walking in 65 degree weather, it honestly doesn’t get better than that.

Signs in Saint Mark's

Coolest event you have attended so far?
This is really difficult. My most memorable was when my friend got a press pass, I being a +1, for The 1975 pop-up shop that happened at wallplay on Orchard Street for their new album. I got to meet the band and talk with them about their upcoming tour and album release. Really cool guys and I was completely starstruck. Also, the display they produced for their album was absolutely stunning. 

The 1975's Pop Up.

In the city for one day, what view do I have to see?
Head towards the Chelsea area and go to Le Bain at the Standard Hotel. Go outside on the fake grass and wait for sunset. You’re welcome. 

Emily's must-see view!

Best coffee/brunch place?
Veselka. It’s open 24 hours and they have everything. 

What’s a typical Saturday morning/night like for you?
I always try to wake up early on the weekends to get work done for school. So I typically wake up around 8AM and grab coffee and a quick breakfast before either camping out in a coffee shop or the library. I spend my day pretty much doing that. Unless I stay at my apartment and take some time to put away my messy clothes and do some laundry for once. I wish I could say I made exercise a priority, but I don’t, I just like to consume calories. Saturday nights are fun in the city. I’ll either have a potluck dinner party with friends or we’ll go out and explore, especially with food. 

Saturday Night with friends

I have to agree with Emily on the coolest event she attended. She was lucky enough to meet the guys, unlike me (still upset about it), but it was such a cool concept and the store itself was beautiful. A 24 hour coffee place?! Sounds like my heaven, can't wait to check that out. And Emily made a point how the city can be lonely, which I feel 100%. I've almost done an entire post on that; millions of people yet I find myself alone majority of the time. It really teaches you a lot about yourself and I think it's even more fun being alone while exploring because you can do whatever you want, when you want. 

Huge thank you to Emily for being apart of the first post of my new segment on The Gold Dime!

Don't forget to follow Emily on Instagram, Twitter, check her blog, and her YouTube!

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