Joanne Solomon WilsonPhoto by Jessica Wilson

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I have had many careers. Buyer at Macys, ran a company in the rag trade, dabbled in a few friends businesses, spearheaded sales of a start-up magazine/e-zine/events company in Silicon Alley, chaired a non-profit organization focused on technology in inner city schools (that I am still involved with ), sat on our kids school board/exec board for years, sat on a few other profit and non-profit boards, continue to be involved with start-ups by investing money and time. Been involved with more real estate transactions ( from beginning to end ) than I care to mention. Am involved with politics too but try to keep it on the down low. Just try to stick to the things I enjoy like doing the NYTimes crossword daily.

I work out a few times a week although would be very interested in taking a pill once a day so I don’t have to.

I love to cook and bake. Really enjoy entertaining from 2 people to 25 for a dinner party. Love a good party.

Really enjoy traveling and planning the trip. Where to eat, what to see, where to stay, etc.

I love collecting emerging artists and watching their careers blossom, just as I like watching companies grow.

Enjoy going to see the theater and live music.

I am a voracious reader and have been my entire life. Books, blogs and magazines.

I try hard to stay on the cutting edge. New restaurants, new music ( love alternative music and always have ), new fashions/trends, new stores, etc.

My husband is my best friend. At the end of the day, my most important job is being a Mom. We have 3 kids who are terrific people. Someone called me the “woman around town” which I thought was quite appropriate. All and all, I’m a very lucky Gotham Gal.