What do you consider the most beautiful building in Manhattan? Why?
Grand Central Terminal, it lives up to its name.
Where in Manhattan would you spend your last 10 dollars?
Chinatown — 10 dollars won't do much for you in Manhattan.
Van Alen Books. Great selection and programs,
and I designed the identity!
What is your favorite gallery or museum?
Share an obscure architectural treasure in Manhattan.
1 Wall Street, though that isn't so obscure.
Which street in Manhattan is in most need of a makeover?
Houston, terrible for bikes.
Where in Manhattan do you go when you want to
escape the city hustle and enjoy a more natural setting?
Lower Manhattan along the river.
If you could display your best project anywhere in Manhattan,
where would you choose to and why?
The subway—everyone will see it!
Where in Manhattan have you had a great 'Eureka' moment?
Can you explain?
On the Q-Train over the Manhattan bridge. Something about getting out of the subway tunnel and being suspended over water gives a temporary feeling of escape which in turn frees up the brain from normal everyday stresses.
Where was your first job in Manhattan located?
2x4, 135 Varick Street.
If you could live in any building in Manhattan,
which one would it be? Why?
Carnegie Hall so I could be neighbors
with Bill Cunningham.
Favorite interior design of specific shop/building/house, etc.?
I like the bar Weather Up in TriBeCa — elegant and not too hipster-y, and great drinks.
What is your favorite work of art in a Manhattan museum or gallery?
Apocalypse Now (1988) by Christopher Wool at MoMA.
Your favorite Manhattan location featured in a film or TV show?
SoHo in Woody Allen's 1986 'Hannah and Her Sisters'.
Which Manhattan subway station is your favorite and why?
Chambers stop on the J/Z, the quantity of tiled columns
give off a Cordoba-esque feel.