It’s impossible to sum up seven years in a few sentences, so I won’t even try. I arrived in New York City in May 2011, thinking I’d stay for a year or two. I was lucky enough to land in this crazy city, with a crazy job, having a core group of friends to take me in. Three (ish) jobs, three (ish) apartments, countless concerts, subway rides and late night memories later, I’m heading to LA to start a career in what has always been my true passion (“dog” was my first word after all.) There are too many of you to name, but I couldn’t have made the move to NYC or started this new journey west without my chosen family to support me along the way. Come visit me when it’s cold (or even when it’s not.) Also there’s the internet so I expect to talk to all of you all the time. ✌️
Free summer concerts with @briccelebratebk at #prospectpark are one of my all time favorite things about this city. Seeing @garyclarkjr, who is the definition of a rockstar, on this breezy summer night was nothing short of spectacular. And then to top it off he closed with Come Together 🎶
So glad @loveandbananasmovie created this beautiful documentary about Lek and the work of @elephantnaturepark (and even happier they extended their screening dates and @victoriaramm could be my date!) It’s not hard to get excited about 🐘. Most of us already know how intelligent, empathetic and majestic they are. The important take away is that as tourists, we have a responsibility to not support industries where these animals are abused for the sake of our entertainment. This means no circuses, no zoos and no riding. If a place calls itself a sanctuary but allows you to go on the back of an elephant, it is not a sanctuary. You can have an even more memorable experience bearing witness to these animals living in a true sanctuary space - if you ever need recommendations please feel free to reach out. And if you live in #NYC you can still catch this doc at @cinemavillage through tomorrow! Same goes for folks in LA. #loveandbananas#savetheelephants#elephantnaturepark#responsibletourism
Attention friends living in NY State Senate District 18 (ie: most of #Williamsburg, #Greenpoint, #Bushwick.) And friends who believe in affordable housing, single-payer healthcare and dismantling ICE. If you haven’t heard of candidate #JuliaSalazar (@salazarforsenate) I suggest you start paying attention. Meeting her yesterday, I was so impressed by her authenticity, intelligence and empathy. She is a true progressive and like her friend and supporter @ocasio2018, she can bring about much needed positive change to our city. Thank you @khilleast and @karpmj for hosting a phenomenal, boxed wine infused fundraiser (and Matt for the 📷!) And thank you Julia for stepping up when you saw the opportunity for change. PS: Mark your calendars, primary day is THURSDAY (weird) SEPT. 13th!!
Thank you @_mariam__s & @dannyro22 and your amazing families for sharing your love, humor and generosity with us this weekend (and for convincing us to do an “impromptu” Bollywood dance - that’s one for the books.) It is not lost on me how fortunate we are to have such a loyal group of friends. Can’t wait to dance through the next decade with all of you.