Our blog series offers a peek into the lives of the local Finnish community. Today we meet Niina who was interning with Salmagundi Club and volunteering in our West Village office for three months during the last winter season.


Q: How long did you live in New York?

For about three months

Q: Why did you move to New York?

This has always been a place where I want to live and that’s why I came to do my internship here. Love the City

Q: What are your three favorite places in the city?

West Village, Fifth Avenue and SoHo

Q. What’s your favorite restaurant in the city?

There are so many good restaurants but one of my favorites is The Smith in East Village

Q: Do you have a favorite store?

No, but Woodbury Commons and Garden State Plaza drives me crazy

Q: What do you like to do on your free time?

Jogging in Central Park and spending time with my friends in a good restaurant, nam!

Q: What do you think is the best thing about living in New York?

To meet interesting people from all over the world

Q: If you were to describe New York in three words, what words would you use?

Exciting, experiential and enormous!

Q: What words would you use to describe Finland?

Cold, Cool and Clean