A Week in NYC

This past week, I spent much time walking the streets of NYC and attending events. The streets are alive. There are many new stores, restaurants, and art galleries.

At the start of the week, I went to the Shoppe Object trade show at Basketball City, where Gotham Goods had a booth. The place was booming, and the energy in the space felt good. It was a successful show, and we are excited about our new products, partnerships, and outlets.

That night, we had dinner at the Grill to celebrate. I love the Grill. It is iconic. The service is top-notch, and the food is delicious. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Seagrams building, and Philip Johnson was the co-architect. The Grill is landmarked; those shimmering curtains and stunning bar can never change. If we ever have them, our great-great-grandchildren could sit at the same bar or eat in the same room, celebrating an event years from now just as we have done several times. Something about that feels insanely good.

I went to the PAC to see a production and am returning this week. I stopped by the kick-off party to celebrate the new Edie Parker cannabis line carried at Gotham. I walked the streets down to Lower Canal to see Yves Tessiers’ gallery opening at the Shrine. The streets were packed, and so were the events.

We went to Upside Pizza for lunch, and the line was out the door and around the corner.

I went to a Knicks Pacers game on Saturday night and to dinner at 11, where people had no intention of going home.

Spring was in the air this week, which feels strange yet good in February. The city has its share of problems, but a buzz on the streets feels insanely good.