Eating Smart in NYC

As I sit deciding what I am in the mood to eat for lunch today, I consider the many food options New York has to offer. Of course, when living in the city, I am trying to eat smart for both my health… and my wallet. So what’s to be considered when “meal prepping” in Manhattan? Heres my two cents!
Whenever I am picking something to eat, I know I want it to be clean food, or as clean as possible. I never revert to fast food, although Big Macs are always tempting. What gives fast food appeal is usually how cheap it is. However, there are ways to keep a budget while eating clean.
Whenever I can I always purchase groceries. Cooking is always the cleaner option over any type of pick up food. Now of course, the groceries I purchase are not a week’s worth of frozen pizza; I try to buy healthy, perishable and frozen food so, no matter what I decide to make, it is fresh and a healthy option.
The times I decide to eat out, I opt for the healthy menu item/healthy add ons. Let’s say, for example, I decide to go to the deli and grab a sandwich. Rather than italian bread, I will put my sandwich on whole wheat toast or a wrap. Little changes in your eating can make big changes in the long run. There are so many places to eat in the city that finding a healthy alternative to “junk food” is very doable.
Lastly, I always am looking for a student discount. Many places offer a student discount, but may not have it advertised. Whenever I am eating somewhere, I ask to see if they offer a discount. Usually around a college campus area, small businesses may offer a discount.

These are just a few ways I try to keep healthy on a NYC budget. How do you go clean?
Until next time,
Annmarie X

Welcome New Students!

FIT sent out their decision letters as of April 1st. Let me be the first to congratulate all of you who have been admitted to FIT. This is a very special moment and you should take a second to appreciate it. Attending college is a very rewarding experience that not everyone is lucky enough to be a part of. Your hard work and effort have gotten you here. Continue on with that and there is no telling where your life will take you.

Make sure that you confirm your spot within your intended major at FIT with the tuition deposit. You don’t want to be late with that, or else your spot might be taken by somebody else. Also, snap a photo of you with your acceptance letter and post it with the hashtag #FITwelcome to show off your pride. I remember receiving my admittance packet and being so full of happiness. I knew where I was finally going to go to college, and I was going to finally be living in New York City. This is definitely a moment that you should share with your family and friends.

Whether you’re staying close to home or heading across the country, FIT is excited to have you. You will make many new friends while here and will learn more than you could have imagined. This is what you have been dreaming about.

The FIT Brand

According to President Joyce Brown, FIT is a community of unconventional minds, educating students to be problem solvers and design thinkers. The FIT student body, faculty, curriculum, and industry partners are unlike all others.

Watch this video produced by FIT students to see uncommon imagination at work.

Have questions about FIT’s new brand? View the FAQs here.

MB

FIT Re-Welcomes Colorful Fiber Art

A colorful work of fiber art by former Textile Design faculty member Wilma Grayson hung in the lobby of FIT’s Pomerantz Center in 1975. The design, a grid of colored rectangles on a white ground, was selected by FIT’s Art Committee (and approved by the Art Commission of the City of New York) for manufacture by Edward Fields Carpet Makers.

In spring 2017, when the college began renovating the lobby for an expansion, the piece was removed and sent to the Textile Conservation Lab where experts conducted a careful cleaning. Members of the FIT community were involved in every step of the process. The returning art piece is now installed in a new location: the stairwell of the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.

Goes to show classic, creative art never goes out of style. Go check out this vintage creation and let me know what you think!

MB

The Clothesline Project

Hello, have you heard about The Clothesline Project?

This upcoming week from April 2nd to April 4th, you too can can participate in the project. The Clothesline Project is in effort to raise awareness about sexual assault. Every shirt tells a story about a person’s experience with sexual assault. The shirt may be someone’s personal experience or it may be from the eyes of someone who cares about a person and their specific journey. For the first week of April, these shirts will be displayed in the Feldman Center lobby, and in the Dubinsky Center Lobby for the rest of the month.
All month, FIT will be having events in support of Sexual Assault Awareness, such as the Yards for Yeardley event in the Breezeway on April 17th. This event is a walk in support for Yeardley Love and other victims of sexual assault. The event will take place from 9am-4pm and will provide information to organizations and services in support of sexual assault. Join us by creating your own shirt in support of those who have experienced relationship violence. Be sure to check out the other events occurring in April and join the important conversation around sexual assault education.

Best,
Annmarie X