I've been in NY for 10+ years, I think I'm allowed to call myself a New Yorker now.
I love to cook, but always want to explore new bars and restaurants throughout the city. I try to see live music and always enjoy chatting about new bands.
I studied urban planning and am super nerdy about NYC, policy, transportation, and real estate development.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on economic development initiatives around Lower Manhattan for a nonprofit. Balancing that out by taking advantage of what's going on the city - checking out new bars and restaurants, going to a gallery or museum, generally staying pretty busy.
I’m really good at
Food/restaurant and music recommendations.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to take a handshake seriously.
Glasses, if I'm wearing them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Love in the Time of Cholera, Unbearable Lightness of Being,
Wind up Bird Chronicle, Paul Auster, George Saunders, Column
McCann, Colson Whitehead.
Movies: Annie Hall, Science of Sleep, Wes Anderson, Sleepwalk with
Shows: Broad City!, Party Down, Arrested Development, House of
Cards, Mad Men.
Music: Belle & Sebastian, the New Pornographers, Magnetic
Fields, Beach House, Sharon Van Etten, Bill Callahan, and the list
Food: all of it!
The six things I could never do without
Cheese - lowbrow/highbrow, I like it all
Coffee - French press is my method of choice
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where and when I can go on my next vacation
The idea of getting a lake house somewhere upstate and if I could ever afford one.
On a typical Friday night I am
Generally staying fairly local in Brooklyn, catching up with friends, and having a cocktail to decompress from the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went to high school in New Jersey.
I have a penchant for cheese doodles - the crunchy kind.
You should message me if
You enjoy a good cocktail.