Aside from a three month stint learning how to bootstrap yield
curves in London, I've been living in the East Village since I
graduated college in 2008. I love walking around, exploring the
city (want to trek to the exotic corners of Brooklyn and Queens),
and sampling New York's great restaurants (and, let's be honest,
the food trucks). I'm a devoted Greenmarket fan who's itching to
find a spot that rivals London's Borough Market, which is perhaps
my favorite place in the world. I sport Sperry Top-siders and have
an immense gratitude for the inventor of Tide pens (mustard and I
have a love-hate relationship). I grew up just outside the
Catskills and went to college in Pittsburgh. This combination has
given me a great appreciation for the outdoors, the Steelers, and
cheap six-packs. But, for the record, I take my scotch neat and my
martinis with a twist.
I once walked 11 miles for a sandwich. It was worth it.
I love traveling and recently took a trip to South Afica and
Mozambiquen. I'm currently planning a trip to Vietnam (suggestions
appreciated). Whether it be an afternoon in the park, taking a jog
along the East River, or going to a ball game, I enjoy being
outside. That said, I don't wear sunscreen as often as I should.
What I’m doing with my life
Equity research (covering internet stocks), though I'm mulling
business school (partially because this would afford me a few
months of travel). Eventually like to work for myself. Possibly in
a food truck.
I’m really good at
Reaching things on the top shelve, making people laugh, shucking
oysters, making slightly obscure pop culture references.
I'd like to add making guacamole to this list, but that's a work in
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shows: Arrested Development, Arrested Development, Arrested
Development, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Summer
Heights High, Glee, and Arrested Development.
Books: The Signal and the Noise, A Confederacy of Dunces, The
Catcher in the Rye, Me Talk Pretty One Day, A Farewell to Arms. Not
books per se, but The Economist, Grantland, the Dining & Wine
and Travel sections of the New York Times, NY Mag's Approval Matrix
and Grub Street.
Films: The Graduate, The Usual Suspects, Pulp Fiction, Fired Up,
American Beauty, A Brief Encounter, Doctor Zhivago, Bridge on the
Neither are favorites, but given the choice between Billy Madison
and Happy Gilmore, I'm solidly in the Billy Madison camp.
The six things I could never do without
Lonely Planet travel guides
Sperry Top Siders
People who can laugh at themselves
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really like the song Firework by Katy Perry. A lot.
You should message me if
You've got a knack for picking the shortest line at Whole Foods.