Galen King @galenking

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#Kiwi in #NYC. Founder of Lucid, The Bridge Street Collective, and The Foodbank Project. Shopify Plus Expert.

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#NYCObservation #336: When there’s an actual fire in NYC, it really seems every engine nearby is dispatched. There must be 20 engines here for what appears to be an electrical fire in a manhole in the street.
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#NYCObservation #336: When there’s an actual fire in NYC, it really seems every engine nearby is dispatched. There must be 20 engines here for what appears to be an electrical fire in a manhole in the street.

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#NYCObservation #335: Arrived at Joe Coffee without my wallet this morning. 
They said no worries as I’m a regular. 
And they’d even made my cortado before I’d ordered. 
So nice!

New York might be a big, busy city, but I’m repeatedly uplifted by little moments of kindness, warmth, and generosity like these.

It’s fascinating to me how quickly one can become part of a community or neighbourhood when frequenting the same places and simply sharing a quick chat or even just a passing smile.
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#NYCObservation #335: Arrived at Joe Coffee without my wallet this morning. They said no worries as I’m a regular. And they’d even made my cortado before I’d ordered. So nice! New York might be a big, busy city, but I’m repeatedly uplifted by little moments of kindness, warmth, and generosity like these. It’s fascinating to me how quickly one can become part of a community or neighbourhood when frequenting the same places and simply sharing a quick chat or even just a passing smile.

#NYCObservation #334: People lined up literally halfway down the block, around the corner, and almost down another full block to get into a movie. Not sure which movie it is but clearly popular!
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#NYCObservation #334: People lined up literally halfway down the block, around the corner, and almost down another full block to get into a movie. Not sure which movie it is but clearly popular!

#NYCObservation #333: Swordfighting practice in Central Park.
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#NYCObservation #333: Swordfighting practice in Central Park.

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#NYCObservation #332: Industry City in Brooklyn is seriously seriously fabulous. A remarkable development bringing together office spaces, craft foodmakers, retail, event spaces, and shared community areas. The scale is somewhat mind boggling. So inspiring.
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#NYCObservation #332: Industry City in Brooklyn is seriously seriously fabulous. A remarkable development bringing together office spaces, craft foodmakers, retail, event spaces, and shared community areas. The scale is somewhat mind boggling. So inspiring.

#NYCObservation #331: Unbelievable to see pharmacies selling cigarettes.
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#NYCObservation #331: Unbelievable to see pharmacies selling cigarettes.

#NYCObservation #330: Mounted Police in Central Park calmly keeping an eye on things.
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#NYCObservation #330: Mounted Police in Central Park calmly keeping an eye on things.

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#NYCObservation #329: Penn Station just after 5pm on a weekday. Madness.
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#NYCObservation #329: Penn Station just after 5pm on a weekday. Madness.

#NYCObservation #328: Homeless Outreach in the 34th Street station. I have such huge respect and appreciation for these amazing human beings and the work they do. We think our lives are hard—I can’t even begin to imagine what life must be like on the streets of NYC. Helps put things in perspective.
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#NYCObservation #328: Homeless Outreach in the 34th Street station. I have such huge respect and appreciation for these amazing human beings and the work they do. We think our lives are hard—I can’t even begin to imagine what life must be like on the streets of NYC. Helps put things in perspective.

#NYCObservation #327: It cracks me up all the little informative signs and notices in NYC. Despite the repeated calls for New Yorkers to be vigilant and call 311 to report various infringements, I don’t get the impression they are quick to pick up the phone on such matters.
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#NYCObservation #327: It cracks me up all the little informative signs and notices in NYC. Despite the repeated calls for New Yorkers to be vigilant and call 311 to report various infringements, I don’t get the impression they are quick to pick up the phone on such matters.

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#NYCObservation #326: I’m learning to be prepared and bring an umbrella to work even if it’s not actually raining. After being caught out without a jacket or umbrella and getting cold and/or wet, you learn to check the forecast in NYC and pay attention to the chance of rain and the fluctuations in temperature—not just in the morning but also at the end of the day when returning home.
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#NYCObservation #326: I’m learning to be prepared and bring an umbrella to work even if it’s not actually raining. After being caught out without a jacket or umbrella and getting cold and/or wet, you learn to check the forecast in NYC and pay attention to the chance of rain and the fluctuations in temperature—not just in the morning but also at the end of the day when returning home.

#NYCObservation #325: An early thing I noticed in New York but I don’t think I’ve posted this before. In any case, this is a fun example of a poster advising what to do when someone is choking. I’m not sure if it’s a requirement in NYC but such posters are commonplace in eateries around the city.
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#NYCObservation #325: An early thing I noticed in New York but I don’t think I’ve posted this before. In any case, this is a fun example of a poster advising what to do when someone is choking. I’m not sure if it’s a requirement in NYC but such posters are commonplace in eateries around the city.

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