A survivor of the shark infested financial world, Matt's been a player on the downtown nightlife and restaurant scenes for some time. Whether you've known it or not, chances are you've spent some pretty memorable evenings in some (if not all) of his boîtes, a portfolio which includes The Beatrice Inn, SuperLinda, Smith & Mills, Bunker and Work In Progress.
WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE?
“The Bear Jew”
WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT AND WHY? Xanax – I become overwhelmed by the space time continuum – don’t always necessarily need to use it, but I need to have it.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? The Great State of California for it’s climate, friends and family, food, topography, fish and the most pleasant options for mellowing out…
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY,” WHO WOULD IT BE? Woody Allen – the perfect blend of neurotic & beauty, curated by the master of NYC – the most romantic/ecelectic/memorable/nuanced – the joy of being a New Yorker.
WHAT OR WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU RECENTLY AND WHY? Sean Avery for his immediate reaction to Hurricane Sandy, from the first day and nearly every day doing it the only way the guy knows how to do anything… fully.
WHAT ALBUM OR SONG WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR SOUNDTRACK TO NYC? NYC, Interpol.