Finland Center board member Katariina offers her city insights and tips in this entry of our blog series.
Q: How long have you lived in New York?
A: On and off since 2002, and permanently since I graduated college in 2007.
Q: Why did you move to New York?
A: At first I came here in the summers to work, but after I graduated from college I returned to work full-time at a hotel. By then I had also met the man whom I’m proud to call my husband today.
Q: What are your favorite places in the City?
The East Village and the Lower East Side, and the South Street Seaport.
Q: Favorite restaurant?
Q: Do you have a favorite store?
A: Live, Live Organic in the East Village.
Q: What are your favorite things to do on your free time?
A: Walking by the water, listening to live music, enjoying happy hours and eating great food with friends.
Q: What do you think is the best thing about living in New York?
A: There’s always something to see and experience; you’ll never get bored. I also love the diversity.
Q: What do you miss about Finland?
A: The Sauna, the food, and the peace and quiet.
Q: Describe New York in three words?
A: Nonstop, loud, exciting.
Q: Describe Finland in three words?
A: Serene, safe and pure.