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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony

Brooklyn native Carmelo Anthony, better known as “Melo” to his friends and family, is a 6-time NBA All-Star and NCAA Champion. Beginning his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets, Melo returned to his hometown to join the legendary New York Knicks. Read Article

Dan Rubinstein

Dan Rubinstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Surface, a bi-monthly international design magazine. He is also a freelance consultant and curator. Read Article

Josh Spear

When Josh isn’t collecting passport stamps he is being sought out for his fresh perspective and no-holds-barred style of consulting on everything from design and gadgets to digital strategy and global trends. Read Article

Craig Kanarick

Craig Kanarick is a entrepreneur, designer and artist living in Manhattan. His latest company, New York Mouth, is an online store for indie food – small-batch, artisanal and handcrafted products from small independent producers in and around the New York Area. Read Article

Evan Orensten

Evan Orensten is the Executive Editor and Co-Founder of Cool Hunting, a digital publication that reports on innovation and creativity. He’s also the Managing Partner of Largetail, a digital advertising network and services firm. Read Article

Ben Clymer

“I often wonder what my life would’ve been like had I not moved to New York after college. I consider New York a partner in my business – without which I would not be where I am today (wherever that is – I think it’s a good place).” Read Article

Neil Blumenthal

Neil loves helping people see. He and three friends launched Warby Parker, a transformative eyewear brand sold through www.warbyparker.com for a fraction of the price of comparable quality glasses. Read Article

Jeff Staple

With his hands in just about everything, Jeff Ng aka Jeff Staple has masterfully created an entire world of communicating through design. Read Article

Noreen MacDonald

Noreen MacDonald, A.J.P. Flagship Manager of IWC New York, has enjoyed an exciting journey in the land of timepieces and fine jewelry. Having started out her jewelry career at Harry Winston, she has worked in many aspects of luxury retail on both Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue with such brands as Tiffany & Co./Patek Philippe, DiModolo Milano and Trade Show Network. Read Article

Michael Williams

People say that after ten years of living in the city, you can legitimately call yourself a real New Yorker. Well, I’ve been here for eleven years, and while I’ve put in the time, I don’t think I’ve quite earned the badge just yet. New York is an incredibly vibrant and diverse place, but it is also a city that takes some time to get to know. Read Article

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Kevin P. Ryan

Kevin is a leading Internet entrepreneur in the U. S. having founded several New York-based businesses

Text — Kevin P. Ryan Photos — Kevin P. Ryan Date — 18 April, 2012

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Kevin P. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices.

In 2007 Kevin, along with a founding team, created Gilt Groupe as an invitation-only site for coveted women’s apparel and accessories. Today Gilt Groupe has millions of members, 1,000 employees and has added business lines in home; children; men’s apparel and gear (GiltMAN); vacation travel (Jetsetter); and local services and experiences (Gilt City). Kevin is a leading Internet entrepreneur in the U. S. having founded several New York-based businesses, including Gilt Groupe, Business Insider, and 10gen/MongoDB. He helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as President and later as CEO. He led DoubleClick’s growth from a 20-person startup to a global leader with over 1,500 employees. Kevin serves on the board of Human Rights Watch, the NYC Investment Fund and INSEAD, and is a member of the Yale International Council, the Council on Foreign Relations and the SAGE Commission. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

“Since graduating from college 25 years ago I have lived in three cities: New York, London and Paris. Twenty of those years have been spent in New York City and all of my children were born here. I have watched the city change from a gritty, sometimes dirty, but exciting place to an even more dynamic, sophisticated, creative and international city. While people generally think about the famous museums and Broadway shows, it’s the smaller shops and services that make it seem more like a village (but a really high quality village).”

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Toga Bike Shop

“The staff at Toga is very knowledgeable and friendly and they have a great community of bikers. I compete in triathlons and have purchased two bikes there, and have all of my tune ups done there as well. They custom fit each bike which is very important since every person is a different size.”

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—110 W End Ave # 1

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SPiN New York

“I’ve been playing competitive ping pong for a long time and SPiN has the best collection of US ranked ping pong players in the country. You can play serious ping pong there or go with friends just for fun. It has a spacious layout with pro tables, a DJ, a great bar, good food and professional tournaments on Friday nights. We sometimes hold Gilt employee events there.”

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—48 E 23rd St

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Big Nick’s Burger and Pizza Joint

“I started going to Big Nick’s in late 80’s. It’s your classic late night or Saturday lunch place with so many varieties of burgers that it’s almost impossible to choose. It’s been around for almost 50 years and is open 24 hours.”

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—2175 Broadway # 1

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Le Moulin a Café

“Le Moulin is one block from Lycee Francais de New York and has the best pain au chocolat, croissants and pastries in NYC. My wife is French and agrees that being there feels like being in Paris – there are always French people, French atmosphere – they even accept Euros and Canadian Dollars in addition to US Dollars!”

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—1439 York Avenue

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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony

Brooklyn native Carmelo Anthony, better known as “Melo” to his friends and family, is a 6-time NBA All-Star and NCAA Champion. Beginning his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets, Melo returned to his hometown to join the legendary New York Knicks. Read Article

Dan Rubinstein

Dan Rubinstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Surface, a bi-monthly international design magazine. He is also a freelance consultant and curator. Read Article

Josh Spear

When Josh isn’t collecting passport stamps he is being sought out for his fresh perspective and no-holds-barred style of consulting on everything from design and gadgets to digital strategy and global trends. Read Article

Craig Kanarick

Craig Kanarick is a entrepreneur, designer and artist living in Manhattan. His latest company, New York Mouth, is an online store for indie food – small-batch, artisanal and handcrafted products from small independent producers in and around the New York Area. Read Article

Evan Orensten

Evan Orensten is the Executive Editor and Co-Founder of Cool Hunting, a digital publication that reports on innovation and creativity. He’s also the Managing Partner of Largetail, a digital advertising network and services firm. Read Article

Ben Clymer

“I often wonder what my life would’ve been like had I not moved to New York after college. I consider New York a partner in my business – without which I would not be where I am today (wherever that is – I think it’s a good place).” Read Article

Neil Blumenthal

Neil loves helping people see. He and three friends launched Warby Parker, a transformative eyewear brand sold through www.warbyparker.com for a fraction of the price of comparable quality glasses. Read Article

Jeff Staple

With his hands in just about everything, Jeff Ng aka Jeff Staple has masterfully created an entire world of communicating through design. Read Article

Noreen MacDonald

Noreen MacDonald, A.J.P. Flagship Manager of IWC New York, has enjoyed an exciting journey in the land of timepieces and fine jewelry. Having started out her jewelry career at Harry Winston, she has worked in many aspects of luxury retail on both Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue with such brands as Tiffany & Co./Patek Philippe, DiModolo Milano and Trade Show Network. Read Article

Michael Williams

People say that after ten years of living in the city, you can legitimately call yourself a real New Yorker. Well, I’ve been here for eleven years, and while I’ve put in the time, I don’t think I’ve quite earned the badge just yet. New York is an incredibly vibrant and diverse place, but it is also a city that takes some time to get to know. Read Article