From The Lips Of A Local
Each week we feature a different local, sharing their unique experiences on what makes NYC the best place, ever. Hey, we never said New Yorkers weren’t cocky.
This week we’re delighted to be chatting with writer and homeschool mom extraordinaire, Rachel Figueroa-Levin!
Name: Rachel Figueroa-Levin
Occupation: Writer, Homeschooling Mom, Babywearing Evangelist, and Soapmaker.
New Yorker since: I emerged from my mother’s cervix and into a hospital on Staten Island.
What hood do you live in? Inwood
Restaurant you’d be really, really sad bordering on clinically depressed if they closed: Land & Sea Diner in The Bronx and Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Chinatown. Without those two places I would starve to death.
Every tourist must visit: Coney Island
NYC trend you’re currently loving/hating: I don’t understand the appeal of cronuts.
Favorite way to while away a (non-workday!) NYC afternoon: Trying a new restaurant and obsessively writing about and instagraming my food.
NYC’s best kept secret: The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island.