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Library Resources

The FIT library is a great place to go for some quiet time, but it is also a fantastic place to receive help on research or thesis assignments!  Here are some resources that the library has that you as an FIT student can take advantage of:

  • PrintFx: PrintFx is FIT’s printing lab in which students and faculty have access to.  It is located on the 5th floor of the Pomerantz Center in D529A.  You are able to drop off orders or order online, and the services range from laser jet prints to printing on fabric, to bookbinding.  PrintFx has some of the least expensive prices in the city and is always of the highest quality.
  • Research and Instructional Services: If you have a thesis or research project that would like assistance in finding materials, the research services desk is happy to sit down with you, chat over the phone or email regarding your needs.  To find out more information about how to book an appointment, click here.
  • Rent books and movies: From the blockbuster hits to the fashion documentaries and novels, the FIT library has access to it all for your use.  Don’t see the title that you are looking for?  Inform the library staff and they are open to ordering it.
  • Historical Forecast Archives: FIT has access to historical forecasts from the 19th century – onward.  You must make an appointment to view by emailing libperiodicals@fitnyc.edu
  • Scan textbook pages: The professor may not require the book, but they may assign readings and assignments from the textbook.  Instead of purchasing the entire book and rarely using it, the FIT library has access to a majority of the typical textbooks used and they are available to scan so that you have access to the necessary pages.

I hope you enjoyed learning more about what the FIT library has to offer!

Ashley

 

Restaurant Spotlight: By Chloe

FIT is very lucky to be surrounded by incredible restaurants within walking distance of campus.  One of my favorite hotspots is By Chloe, an all vegan fast-casual restaurant located on 22nd St and 6th Avenue.  When you read “vegan restaurant,” you may think you’re only getting salads and vegetables, however, By Chloe is the furthest thing from that.  The menu does feature salads, but there are also burgers, desserts, and even vegan mac and cheese.

By Chloe Flatiron (Image: eatbychloe.com)

By Chloe has several locations and has been expanding throughout the city, with a location opening soon near Rockefeller Center!  By Chloe doesn’t neglect the gluten-free folks either, with almost all menu items able to be modified to be gluten free!  I highly recommend the Spicy Thai salad, smashed avocado toast, and chocolate chip cookie while you are there!  It can be fairly busy around lunch time, especially on the weekends, but feel free to carry out and dine at the nearby Madison Square Park!  To find out more about By Chloe, visit http://eatbychloe.com/

Happy dining!

Ashley

Top 5 Books to Help Motivate

While spring being around the corner is a great incentive to change your life around, sometimes you need to get your motivation from external sources.  My favorite way to get motivated is to watch documentaries about those that inspire me, listen to motivational music, or read a book that will make me think and drive me to do better.  The FIT library is filled with books, not just pertaining to fashion and the related majors here, but also motivational books.  Here are some of my favorite books that can be found in the FIT library:

  1. Grit: The Power of Passion and Purpose by Angela Duckworth
    Synopsis: Why do some people succeed and others fail?
  2. Own Your Future by Paul B. Brown
    Synopsis: How to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy
  3. No Fears, No Excuses by Larry Smith
    Synopsis: Finding your passion, creating your career plan, confronting your fears and excuses
  4. Smarter, Better, Faster by Charles Duhigg
    Synopsis: The secrets of productivity in life and business
  5. Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
    Synopsis: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion

Happy reading and happy learning!

Ashley

Have Your Dough and Eat It Too!

New York City is no stranger to interesting food creations and combinations.  DŌ (pronounced dough) is located in Greenwich Village and is the new hotspot for all things cookie dough related.  DŌ formerly had a factory store located in Midtown East where they would be creating and shipping off their edible cookie dough nationwide.  With their recently opened storefront in at 550 LaGuardia Place, they’re serving cookie dough by the scoop, cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, baked goods, and more!

Cookie DO by the scoop

From gluten free flavors to vegan flavors, there are options for everyone!  I highly recommend going in the middle of the weekday if possible since the crowds and lines accumulate after work.  The gift cards and prepackaged dough also make for a great gift item for any upcoming birthdays or anniversaries!  For a full list of flavors and more information about DŌ, visit https://www.cookiedonyc.com/.

Enjoy!

Ashley

Saving Money

College can be stressful enough between classes, homework, projects, and still trying to have a social life, but adding on additional living expenses can take a toll, especially when living in an expensive city like New York.  Here are some of my tips and tricks to spending a little less:

  • Grocery Hunt.  This may sound odd, but I highly recommend going to all of the local grocery stores and comparing the prices on what you typically by and making a note in your phone about where you should buy those specific products.  Whether it is a $3 difference or 50 cents, everything adds up over a long period of time.
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  BB&B has been one of the greatest go-to destinations for most of my shopping needs.  BB&B has toiletries, necessities, first aid, you name it.  Their sister store, Harmon’s, located on 22nd and 6th Ave has all of the toiletries and drugstore makeup products you need.  Added bonus, sign up for the emails and you get a 20% off a single item coupon every few weeks.
  • Plan your spending.  Plan with your friends what you want to do for that week/weekend.  If you know that you are going to a big event that costs money on the weekend, try to cut back from going out to eat or grabbing an expensive coffee during the week.
  • Coupons and Membership Cards.  This may sound self-explanatory but you’d be surprised how much you can save with rewards programs and email coupons.  Every little bit helps and can make you feel better that you aren’t purchasing at full price.
  • Purchase store brand.  While you may live for the mornings where you can have Honey Nut Cheerios, I can guarantee that the cheaper Honey O’s from Trader Joe’s will be just as satisfying.

Best of luck!

Ashley