It’s been so many years since I traveled back to New York. So many things have changed, as usual. New buildings, taller skyscrapers, hospital renovations, but in essence, still the same neighborhood. When I was a kid I traveled constantly from Puerto Rico to New York and viceversa and never felt culture shock until that day. The side walk, the hospital, the buildings, the people, their outfits, the streets, the climate, my grandma’s apartment; the smell of New York.
© 2016 Kirstie E. Morales Alvarez