New York, United States
Christian, 41
Visual Artist & Musician
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a visual artist and a musician. It is my passion.

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

No Distance Left To Run - Blur

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Six Feet Under, Madmen, Breaking Bad - in no particular order

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

Please Don't Tell

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

The polymath, Christopher Hitchens, he passed away, unfortunately. I'd take him to Please Don't Tell and have their finest bourbon.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Topman

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

Any major fast food chains

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

I love going to museums but never been to the Metropolitan Museum

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

I am a vegetarian, and vegetable-centric dishes can be really decadent in their own right but not extreme.

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

Featherweight

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?

Quality doesn't have to be expensive. Cheap thrills, simple pleasures is my thing.

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

DiFarra's Pizza

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

I don't think there's a correct answer to that one.

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

Takashi, and Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

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

I've travelled a lot but not enough to know anything that's uniquely available in the U.S. It's the other way around, I think.

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

Williamsburg

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

Queens

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

Central Park

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

Walk Central Park, go to the MOMA, grab pizza, and drink myself silly at a dive bar.

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

San Diego, 365 days of beautiful weather.

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