Lifestyle New Yorkers' New Year's Resolutions By Jason Shaltiel Updated December 25, 2015 9:00 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New year, new resolutions. The positive thinking of setting a New Year's resolution gives momentum to many struggling to meet their goals. With 2016 just around the corner, several New Yorkers shared their New Year's resolutions for 2016 with amNewYork. To find more homes for pets Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Cara, 24, of midtown, works as a set decorator. Her resolution is to foster more dogs. "I fostered one, and she was adopted recently," Cara said. "I want to find more homes for dogs." To be consistent and independent Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Tammer Farid, left, a 26-year-old personal trainer and assistant basketball coach at Baruch College, said his resolution is to "be consistent in everything [he does]." "I'm a flip-flopper," he said. Keri Fuller, 22, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, also works as a personal trainer. "My resolution is to become 100 percent financially independent," she said. To lose weight Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Dana Magnuson, 33, right, lives in Harlem when she's not back in her New Jersey hometown. Magnuson is the founder of Jelly Box Design company. Her New Year's resolution is to lose weight. "I'd like to get back down to a size 4," she said. Tyler Okey, 32, is the director of sales at Jelly Box Design. He also lives in Harlem when he's not in Jersey, and he shared the same resolution. "I hope to lose 20 pounds," he said. Learn new skills and switch careers Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel The Liebegott family from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, shared resolutions with amNewYork. Paul, Liebegott, 72, left, said his resolution is to learn how to play guitar. He's already started taking lessons. Susan Liebegott, 64, center, had a set of resolutions that she hopes to achieve, including painting more often, becoming Internet-savvy and continuing her low-carb diet. Government contractor Adam Liebegott, 29, said his New Year's resolution is to get a new job, preferably something in media. To drink less and be nicer Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Real estate developer James Nazzaro, 57, left, from Bay Shore, Long Island, resolved to start exercising and to drink less. "They both probably go hand in hand," Nazzaro said. His daughter-in-law, Megan Parise, a 33-year-old special-education teacher from Port Jefferson, Long Island, said her New Year's resolution is to be a nicer person and not judge people quickly. To take the blinders off Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Renee Rodriguez, 34, from Bushwick, is a location coordinator for CBS. Rodriguez said her New Year's resolution is to "take the blinders off." "I want to see the human interaction and life that's constantly around me," she said. To write more Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Tara Sheffer, 25, left, a narrative filmmaker living in Williamsburg, said her resolution is to finish a screenplay that she's been working on. Tara's mother, Christine Sheffer, 53, lives in Washington Heights and teaches at City College. Her resolution is to write more research publications. To be more present Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Ryan Brinson, 32, from West Harlem, is a magazine editor at Bleep. Brinson's New Year's resolution is to be more present. "I want to open myself up to everything this city has to offer," Brinson said. To keep the good times flowing Photo Credit: Jason Shaltiel Marek Wyszynski, 48, of Forest Hills, works as a physical therapist. He didn't have a specific resolution, but he hopes that "the good times keep flowing." By Jason Shaltiel Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Unique and cheap bubbly for your NYE toastChampagne, prosecco, cava. You don't have to splurge for great bubbles! New Year's Eve parties you can affordEntry to these New Year's Eve events costs $100 or less. 15 reasons to stay home on New Year's EveClose your windows. Lock your doors. Stay inside. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.