Week in review: 10 – 16 August 2020

Life in the City has changed much over the last few months, esp. here in Midtown. Tourists stay away, but also commuters. We notice almost every day another shop that has shut down for good. Restaurants, delis, stores. Sometimes whole chains. In some cases whole blocks have empty shop areas. I notice way more beggars than before. Although they might have always been there, but not as noticable amongst the busy crowds. But now there are more people asking for money that don’t (yet) seem to live on the street. People who try to sell some of their goods and chattels on street corners.

The City is more depressing. Before it was bustling, loud, sometimes stressful. Now it feels sad. It is still beautiful and I love that we live here. But it seems hit hard by this year’s crisis. Its ease is missing. There are more and more people moving away. I know that we are lucky because we have both kept our full time jobs. We can afford living here. But I am also afraid to see what happens to the City, what will be left, in case a second wave of Coronavirus hits.

|Watched| Küchenschlacht, Tellertausch, The Big Family Cooking Showdown, Once Upon a Time
|Read| The New York Times, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
|Listened to| The Rasmus
|Done| used our instant pot for the first time ever, spent Wednesday at a friend’s house, took a walk on the High Line on Thursday, helped a friend prepare her move on Friday, organized our spice shelf
|Eaten| sweet and smoky beans, impossible burger, potato gratin, dinosaur waffles, pizza
|Drunk| water, coffee, coke
|Thought| let’s send more good old-fashioned mail
|Been happy| that is not as hot and humid anymore
|Laughed| when I spent Wednesday with my friends

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|Bought| fresh produce from Union Square Market, a few fashion things from Shein, soup plates
|Clicked| great recommendations: 10 Movies To Watch With Inspiring Female Leads; I’d like to try these in the nearer future: 3 Ways to Add Lettering to Sugar Cookies

© janavar

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