Fashion

Pandemic Stories: New York dream deferred

Jun 11, 2020
Courtesy of Analise Buhr

Analise Buhr dreamed of studying fashion design in New York and moved to the city near the end of 2019 to pursue her dream.

All of that was swept away in a day due to coronavirus.

 

“I was working in Manhattan in ABC Kitchen, that’s a Jean George Restaurant in the City,” Buhr said. “They closed on March 14th.”

 

She had to decide quickly what to do.

 

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