Today will be my first day on my beat, exploring and reporting in Crown Heights -- presumably getting lost, meeting interesting people and getting lost again. And after pressing snooze for an hour, hopefully I have enough sleep in me to push through a fun day of unknowns.
I feel like I'm about to enter Jerusalem or Tzefat again, as I arm myself with a long skirt and covered arms to face the Lubavitch community. I wonder if they'll accept me as a Jew or if I am a total outsider to their traditional version of an ever-changing faith.
Hopefully my French "fluency" will help me delve into the other half of the community, the black Caribbean population. Behold, my French minor may actually prove useful for something!
Well, here I go, off to the A-train for a fun-filled day of explorations...