New York State of Mind

This Month Natural Selections interviews Danielle Little from the Brivanlou Laboratory.

danielleHow long have you been living in the New York area? 
47 years (all my life) I’ve been in New York.

Where do you currently live?
I live in the Bronx.

Which is your favorite neighborhood?
167street Anderson Ave.When I was living around there I met a lot of people who looked out for me and made sure I stayed in school, I had a lot of fun on that old block. Had some good times and bad times but we stuck together and watched each others family.

What do you think is the most overrated thing in the city?
The trains! because It is a shame that we have to pay so much money to get to work, school or anywhere.

What would you say is most underrated?
The horse and carriage ride through the park. It can be romantic!

What do you miss most when you are out of town?
I really don’t miss anything when I’m away. When I go out of town I just relax and let my mind be free. I worry about missing things when I get back…lol

If you could change one thing about NYC, what would that be?
I would change the cost of living for the people who cannot afford high rent and raise the taxes on the rich. lol

What is your favorite weekend activity in NYC?
Finding a nice restaurant and taking a nice long walk through Central Park. Sometimes as long as half the day

What is the most memorable experience you have had in NYC?

Going to the top of the Statue of Liberty. One time I was with a group of friends and we dared each other to go to the top. Just the walk up was scary enough. I even looked over the edge and was so scared but it was fun!
If you could live anywhere else, where might that be? A long time of ago I would have loved to move to Atlanta. The cost of living is way cheaper. You can buy a house for the price of a studio apartment in NYC. Not to mention I have a lot of family out there.

Do you think of yourself as a New Yorker?
Yes I do….. Born and Raised. New York is where it’s at!