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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
    Aug 2005
    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
    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    Abraham Lincoln

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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003
    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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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    Welcome from the Great State of Ohio!
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Cyburbian Salmissra's avatar
    Aug 2004
    Central Texas
    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Cyburbian hilldweller's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Land of Confusion
    Welcome from the Boston area. Please tell me you root for the Mets instead of the Yankees

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