William Coles, 25, founder of Dance for Change, Brooklyn
My New Year’s resolution is to finish some dance videos. My organization raises awareness and resources to nonprofits by making dance videos. Right now we are working with Charity Waters, which builds wells for countries that don’t have access to clean water. The next one we’re doing is on human trafficking. I just had a lot of dancer friends, doing nothing but dancing. I thought they might as well use that gift to help people. We just do it out of our pockets right now. We would like to work on operating costs this year.
Nelson Blackman, 49, marketing, Bronx
I didn’t think about it this year. I haven’t had a resolution in about five years. I haven’t thought about it. I just take life as it is. Resolutions are so repetitive, you’re going to be a better person, you’re going to lose weight, you hear that all the time. You want to strive to be different. No human is perfect. I just hope life will be much better. I hope the war will finally end, and the economy will straighten out. I see so many, 500-600 people, waiting in lines for jobs. I hope more people will find employment.
Artyste Forman, 20, self-employed, Brooklyn
My New Year’s resolution is to be more productive. To break all old bad habits and become a little bit more aggressive and determined career-wise. I’m going to stop procrastinating by doing things immediately and not hesitating.
Tulio Sene, 30, works for UN, Washington Heights
I want to get married this year. I hope to meet someone in the next six days (joking).
Andre McPhatter, 19, student, Bronx
My New Year’s resolution is to do better in school. I am going to the library more. I am getting a car if I do better.
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