Lauren Siff

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Feeling Theater

In A Sense of Place, Spirit of Place by Lauren Siff1 Comment

Theater has become a place that I am comfortable in. No matter what show I go to see, I step into the theater and a sense of excitement flows over me. Throughout my entire life, I have made different theaters my home. I grew up watching my brother perform on the stage at Nova South Eastern University’s Miniaci Theater (where …

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A Road to Cupcakes

In A Sense of Place, New York Stories by Lauren Siff1 Comment

200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281. That is the address that I plugged into my phone a week ago, searching for directions on how to get there. It was my 22nd birthday and my friends from home had ordered me cupcakes from Sprinkles. Due to some issues with the delivery, I now had to venture down to the Financial …

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On the Road Again

In A Sense of Place, No-Places by Lauren Siff1 Comment

This January, right after the New Year, I borrowed my step-siblings’ car and went on my first ever road trip on my own. From Boca Raton to Gainesville, Florida I drove five hours north up a straight and gray highway. After about thirty minutes of driving, everything around me disappeared. The houses were gone. The buildings were no longer comforting me …

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Just Look Up

In A Sense of Place, Buildings by Lauren Siff1 Comment

Walking through New York City everyday you see so many different buildings. Each one is unique and holds something different in it. But, when walking down the street, I am never thinking about the buildings that surround me. I never look up and just take in the amazing forms of architecture that are on every side of me. With this …

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From Suburb to Suburb

In A Sense of Place, Suburbia by Lauren SiffLeave a Comment

I grew up in the typical South Florida gated community. There were only about five models of houses around the neighborhood and nearly every street looked exactly the same. Next to my neighborhood was a park, where my brother would play baseball on the weekends – the parking lot where I first learned how to drive adjacent to one of …

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Imperfectly Perfect

In A Sense of Place, Utopia by Lauren Siff1 Comment

I get off of the L train around 7:00 PM. I try to figure out what direction I am facing and soon redirect myself to face the bricked building across the way. I take my usual route to my building in Stuyvesant Town, walking past a few of the brick buildings and passing areas of grass that should have flowers …

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Let’s Get Lost

In Orientation, A Sense of Place by Lauren SiffLeave a Comment

Where we were heading, I can’t quite remember. All I know is that we ended up driving down a sketchy and very creepy dirt road in some part of Maine and all we could think of was those episodes of “48 Hours” and “Criminal Minds” that we all loved to watch. A girl skips by us with her head slightly …