New York, United States
Adam, 35
Creative Lead at Google Creative Lab
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a bit about Adam

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a designer based at Google. I love making things for people to use and I love making them at the biggest scale possible with the most impact.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Lots and lots of Bon Iver, coupled with some Prince for a pick me up.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Seinfeld first and foremost. Followed by The Wire and the Sopranos.

Name some spots in New York that are good for a Tinder date.

Hmm I would say bars with things to do or a great juke box. Notably; Sophie's or Josie's, Ace Bar, Fat Cat and Union Hall.

Who’s your hero and where in New York would you take them out for a serious hang?

My hero is my grandfather and I would take him to The Intrepid Museum.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Love me some APC, Cos, Freeman's and my secret weapon of Snowpeak.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Meatpacking Area (except that I work nearby).

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I love days at pools but they are few and far between.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in New York and where did you get it?

Toro or fatty tuna, I only got to it once at a warehouse in Staten Island for a fresh fish tasting.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in New York that you particularly like?

Its not hidden but Rusty Knot is not super conveniently located but it's great.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in New York? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Most expensive restaurant was O Ya and man was it delicious.

What restaurant in New York looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Wo Hop City is down (literally) and dirty but oh so great in Chinatown.

Where can you get the best cocktail in New York? Which one do you like?

I love the habanero grapefruit margarita at Barrio Chino but man is it spicy.

Where would you take your partner in New York if you wanted to really pamper them?

I would take them to Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Hmm you can get most things anywhere these days but I guess a good old fashioned In-N-Out Burger on the west coast.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in New York?

Meatpacking area.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in New York?

The Lower East Side galleries.

What are the New York spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

West Village area, the art galleries in Chelsea and Chinatown for just the experience.

Tomorrow’s your last day in New York. How do you spend it?

Bagels into a gallery walk in the afternoon into beers at night followed by some great live music.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Tokyo! So much to do, to see, to eat, to drink to experience.

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