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On a Wednesday

Short interviews with people. On Wednesdays. Read why →



Battery Park City

5:43 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7

What are you doing today?

I’m waiting to start a meeting. I volunteer for an organization that helps to provide housing and services people with mental illness. It’s called The Bridge and it’s been around for about 50 years. I serve on one of the boards to help create events to raise money and awareness.

Earlier, my friend is leaving for Europe on a bike trip, so I was helping him pack up his bike. Then we stopped to say hi to his sister’s dog. Then I got breakfast and I went to work for a couple hours.

What's your favorite part of the day?

It would have to be really early in the morning or the sunset, because the colors are really pretty and everything feels alive around then. I like the morning because it’s quiet and I can get a lot done before everyone starts moving around. The air is usually a little crisper and cleaner in the morning. I live in Brooklyn and sometimes in the morning you can smell salt in the air from the ocean. Sometimes.

What are you doing tomorrow?

Well my work is kind of rain related, so if it rains I’ll probably stay home and work on my friend’s bike. I told her I’d fix it and I’m behind on that. If not, I’ll go to work. I’m an engineer and I work in consulting so if it’s raining, they call off work for the day and I have to find something else to do. It’s not so bad.