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When New York Drives Me Insane, These Are the Corners I Escape to

The Reservoir and East Asian Buddhas restored me

Monica Ray, M.Ed, MS
Globetrotters
Published in
7 min readMay 13, 2024

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A sunny day and a view of the midtown skyline in NYC from the Reservoir
A magnificent view of Midtown and the UWS from the Reservoir walk (credit: Monica Ray)

The week had been rough at work and I needed some time to myself. I was feeling frazzled but I didn’t want to stay indoors and wallow in self-pity. As New Yorkers were promised stunning spring weather on Saturday, I vowed to bathe in…

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Monica Ray, M.Ed, MS
Globetrotters

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