Brooklyn Magazine: What was it about being in New York City that made you feel so isolated?
DeRosa: I’m not necessarily sure that isolation is the right word. I just think after a certain amount of time I didn’t feel as integrated into the landscape anymore. I guess that kind of leads to a feeling of alienation and that’s where the isolation comes in. It wasn’t like a social isolation or anything like that. I just think that when you stop identifying with your surroundings, it can kind of make you feel a little alien.
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