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    Hiya from NY, NY!

    Hello everyone!

    I was born and raised in New York and have always had a HUUUUUUUGE passion for my city (and other cities. Anything having to do with "city" I love.) I am fascinated by places wherein millions of people live, all trying to get by, mixing cultures and creating new uses for space.

    I spent two years in Italy where I took a break from my studies and tried to make it there, but I realized right now I need to be back in New York. I am in the last year of my B.A. in Urban Studies with a concentration in planning (I had lost some time, naturally, while living in Italy).

    Nothing in this world would make me happier than to work full time in the field of urban planning/real estate project development. I believe it really is my calling. I'm a longtime lurker to this forum and just wanted to say hello and thanks. I may one day return to Italy (I have dual citizenship and speak the language fluently so--who knows?--maybe one day I could work in this field there), but right now I'm staying put in New York. My ultimate goal would be to attend the GSAPP at Columbia University.

    Once again, thanks to all! This forum rocks.

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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
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    Hello from upstate NY! NYC has a way of capturing hearts!

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    Greetings from an ex-pat Jerseyan now planning along the mighty Ohio in the Hoosier state. Welcome aboard and I look forward to seeing you around, newyorkobserveher
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    What he said just further down river, same state just different time zone.
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    Hey! Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

    Do you think that someone like me could ever find planning work in Europe? I hope so. One day I might like to switch things up again.

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    Welcome from the Great State of Ohio!
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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
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    Welcome from the Boston area. Please tell me you root for the Mets instead of the Yankees

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