This past summer, freshmen enrolled in the Liberal Studies Program were assigned to read Neil McGregor‘s A History of The World in 100 Objects. While many students didn’t read all 650 pages, most caught onto the idea that an object speaks more about a subject than words may ever tell. With the first month of the semester over, I decided to tackle my own list of objects: “NYU Fall Semester in 5 Objects.”
Autumn in Manhattan is certainly a time of wonder. Though the streets are not paved with as many colorful leaves as the country is, New York City has its very own quirks and charms during the season change. There’s nothing like the hormonal weather of September to get you in the habit of checking the forecast every morning. One day it’s 80 degrees; the next, it’s 60. It can be hard to deal with at times, but the smaller work load at the start of the semester is a good trade-off for bizarre weather.
But what makes Autumn truly an experience of its own in New York?