My new business cards, marketing and study English in New York

My new business cards, marketing and study English in New York

I’m in New York again, for my second time in my life and just three months, after my first time in June 2014, when I came to improve my english here. I came back this September and October. If you’re reading this and you would like to study English here, just contact me. I will be happy to give you information about study English in New York.

For me its like the Atlantic ocean doesn’t exist, I fell really connected with America, probably for the quantity of Spanish speakers that are here. And because I like to be in a city where I could find hundreds events of marketing, communication and branding every day.

Here I have some work to do, but I go every event that I can go. I have been in advertisement week, Networking for Success in Madison Square, and today I will go to Public Library “Writing a Winning Resume that Brands and Markets you”.

One of the first things New Yorkers do is ask: -what do you do?-, what is your job?-

I’m teacher, writer, and journalist.

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When I answer the question about what is my job, I just give my business card, everything is easy here. Probably if a company would like hire you they will do. Here there are a lot of jobs to do for people who speak English and Spanish. But one of the most important problems are probably the VISA to work in USA.

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Voluntary writers at the Wikipedia Conference

I’m journalist, writer and sometimes I have created articles for wikipedia and when I was in New York I had the opportunity to enjoy of the Wikiconference USA. According to Wikipedia, there are nearly 22,000,000 registered “Wikipedians”: contributors to the online encyclopedia’s treasure trove of content, responsible for writing and editing everything from entries on the Presidents of the United States to the List of Fictional Raccoons. Of those users, “Only a minority are regular contributors,” according to the site. “And only a minority of those users interact in discussions about the community.” The latter minority came together at Wikiconference USA, a series of panel discussions about the state of Wikipedia held at New York Law School’s Tribeca campus. Jim Henderson, a retired telephone switchman in New York City, was one of the volunteers of Wikiconference and he share the desk with me the first day to receive the people at the conference.

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But really, according to some attendees, it was actually a minority of the minority of the minority. “Some hardcore Wikipedians, you never see,” says Kevin Rutherford, a braces-wearing 23-year-old whose badge identifies him as a volunteer with the New England Wikimedians. “Some are very antisocial,” he says, nodding at a group of people spilling out of a panel titled The State of Wikidata. “Even some of the ones who are here. You’ll recognize them. They have like the pizza-stained shirts. We’re the well-dressed, chill ones,” he continued, gesturing to the small group he was sitting with on a leather couches, which included Frank Schulenburg, the head of the Wiki Education Foundation, and Alex Stinson, a graduate student at Kansas State University.

The High line park, New York

When I was travelling in New York I have been walking around the High line Park, a beautiful park in the island of Manhattan starting in 14 street and ending in West 30 street. The acces to the High Line is possible via elevator (wheelchair accessible) and stair. The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the city of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line.

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Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Lines’ preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition.

When you walk around the park it’s incredible, because you feel it isn’t real. It’s like walking in an imaginary project of some architect. As if I were walking in a fiction project, but in New York it’s real. It’s a dream come true. You feel you are walking in the sky in some parts. You can sit there on comfortable seats. When you are crossing the bridge you feel part of the buildings.

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The High Line is a relaxing area in New York where the River Hudson ca be enjoyed and there are also many fountains.

 

Laundry in New York

In New York not everything is fashion and high buildings. In the capital of the world women and men still need laundry places to clean their clothes like in the past.

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I think that when they do laundry people create good connections, because they have to wait one hour to finish the laundry, wash and dry. There is a woman that come with her daughter and she plays with toys, somebody write, another read a book…
Although the thing that has surprised me is a group of woman that every monday come together. They were speaking about their feelings, passions, about men… it’s really interesting to listen to them. In one way I think that the laundry has a great connection with the past. Everybody goes there with a bag full of clothes and then return with their clean clothes.

And I think that in the laundry is where I had enjoyed a lot with my roommate while we were waiting for the wash and dry of the clothes. In some building there are a general laundry of course but not in all.

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Crowdfunding is the future? NYU Stern School

New York give me the opportunity to go a lot of Social Media events and to learn about the most influential people in the sector. The session of the NYU Stern School of Business, that now are celebrating the internet week, was a great opportunity to meet professionals of the sector and to see how the crowdfunding nowadays has began a way without stop. Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing continue to disrupt and transform markets, offering unique access to capital, talent and investment opportunities. Two years ago the Crowdfunding was anything, but now is the future. You can find big ideas and change the market like we known traditionally. One person like your idea and he has all the power, with the crowfunding there are new frontiers, non-acredited inverstors and smaller companies can work in this. The idea is the beginning of crowfunding and the money are part of this.

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The impact of crowfunding:

Milions of dolars

-7.000 + active campaigns

-250.000 + campaigns created

-30% business is international

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The speakers in the NYU sesion:

NYU stern School of Business, Ashwini Agrawal, GiveForward, Ethan Austin, Lukas Biewald, CrowdFlower,Gordon Burtch, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Luan Cox, Crowdnetic, Alejandro Cremades, RockThePost, Anindya Ghose, NYU Stern School of Business, Avi Goldfarb, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, François Grey, Center for Urban Science & Progress, Mandie Holmes, Launch Angels, John Horton, NYU Stern School of Business, Panos Ipeirios, NYU Stern School of Business, Deborah Jackson, Plum Alley, Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School, Natalia Levina, NYU Stern School of Business, Ethan Mollick, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Narinder Singh, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Appirio. President.

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The day in Coney island

I know about Coney island thanks to the pictures of Harold Feinstein photographer. Today I was there and I can not to leave thinking about the places that he show in his pictures; the beautiful beach, the bridge, the attraction park… that today are really similar than in the past. Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931. He began his career in photography in 1946 at the age of 15 and within four short years.

I am trying to see how this beach can to have 1 milion of people there in the summer, it seems small. People come to here with the subway to enjoy the beach trying to put their umbrella.

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The corn on the cob, if we see we can find then the place is really similar than in the fifties. But now the music than you can listen is Rocio Durcal.

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Or another picture called Strange Encounters, and my friend and me without to know finally we are the protagonists of a strange encounter with a new American Superman. We have found a Superman flying in Coney island and finally we have had made friends.

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The place seem that has not changed and the atmosphere of the some moments lived in some places seems that alive yet.

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Cuban Cucumber in Tribeca Film Festival

M.C.Mairata. I begin this post with a curiosity that I lived before coming to New York. I did an accelerated class to learn to sip cocktails and not look like I had never tried ​​one before, on the birthday of my friend Marga. So the bar owner in Palma explained that if You put a cucumber in a cocktail had to be Dutch cucumber and not Spanish, because Spanish cucumbers smelled much and not are so good.

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But this is the pro- European vision because today in the Tribeca Film Festival Film Festival in Dune Studios, New York, I have asked the waitress about the procedence of the cucumber and he answered: the cucumbers are from Cuba… of course!-. Something that breaks me all schemes.

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Today I have enjoyed just watching films in the blue area of Dune Studios where film, culture and storytelling taken place to celebrate creators and ideas. The first annual Tribeca Film Festival was launched in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major film making center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. 2014 marks the thirteenth year of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has grown each year. A really wonderful experience to enjoy drinking my first cocktail in New York. 

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The spanish things, in New York, are fashion

M.C. Mairata. New York has a lot of clubs, discos, bars and pubs, if you think one thing you can find. Here we have fancy, luxurious night clubs like these shown in Sex in the City. But we also have colorful, ethnic, night clubs that are not so widely famous and expensive.

  • -Peix?- I asked myself when I saw on Elisabeth Street a bar called Peix (fish in catalan). Behind of this small bar-restaurant with music there is a Spanish woman, Paula Ginestar, from Valencia. She has create this bar where I discovered a great flamenco show to enjoy after a good dinner. The singer Noemi P. and the guitarist Albert A. show the spanish art to the American in a comfortable bar. We can listen ketama songs, Camaron songs and to dance sevillanas. It was a great beginning that show me the mixture of cultures of the city. I have the feeling that the city is of everybody, because only 40% of people were borne here. For this reason I feel like in my own city, you can stay with canadian, korean, Brasilian, every part of the world…
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  • The spanish things, in New York, are fashion, this weekend a group of young people will be celebrate “La feria de Abril” like in Sevilla. What will be the next? Ball de bot!!!-
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Mallorquina in New York

I am a journalist, teacher and writer, I love to cook Mallorcan food and write about life and feelings that I move (I have published my first novel l’ànima lliure). I love to travel, my first travel alone was in Rome when I was 19 years old. On this trip I discovered that I only take single the flight, because on the way, I find a lot of people who want to join my journey. Maybe they will be friends forever, you never know. Since I arrived from Mallorca to New York I’m in love with the city, but I suppose like in all the love’s story’s we will have some bad moments.

I am doing one of my dream of being surrounded by 8.337 million New Yorkers in one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. Every day I hear one of the 800 languages that are spoken on a daily basis in NYC.

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I have arrived from Mallorca and I am a part of the crowd in Times Square every single morning when I go to my english class and then my marketing course. I want to know that even though I enjoy being alone, the company of other people is potentially just around the corner in yet another interesting and dynamic NYC. I want to truly understand what it means to be a neurotic-New Yorker. I want to see and understand the difference between a person from Staten Island and those that live in the Upper East Side.

 

 

 

I’m in new york

New York has something magical, it’s a city where you recognise each corner without having been here before. I come from a small village in the center of Mallorca, Algaida. Here I can’t close my eyes because I fell like I lost something, every second is different… I think that I fall in love with the city. I think that New York listens. I have began my story of love with the city and for the moment she is surprising me and giving me a lot of new things.

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I like to meet people around the world, I consider that I learn more by travelling than in the university. I think that is the school of the life, and this give to you a lot of opportunities to find yourself and discover the essence of life.

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When I travel I feel really free, I get a feeling of freedom inside. Travel has a beginning and has an end, but the memory of the trip always is with your. Inside your experiences, when you explain to the friends, you recreate the travel when you think about this, delete some parts, search places that you have visited…

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