New York recap

Two weeks ago I had a very productive and highly entertaining trip to New York (if you don’t count delayed and canceled flights), but I didn’t blog about anything. gah! So, here’s a quick recap:

Started the trip hunging out with Tony Bacigalupo of New Work City (really cool site), an initiative he’s leading to open a coworking space in Manhattan, and some of his potential clientele — the guys from http://beyou.tv and others (btw tony, thanks for all your help and advice on Conjunctured– needless to say, it’s much easier to find and open a coworking space in Austin, versus Manhattan.) Melissa and I went to Whitney Hess‘s birthday party and met @brettof Mashable, Tom Limongello creator of http://failwhale.com, @gruen, @mknell, and more. We had coffee (and juice) with Eric Friedman from Union Square Ventures and breakfast with Girish Gupta from RRE Ventures. We had drinks, took an urban hike, and shared a wonderfully forward-looking conversation with Futurist, Gary Golden. Ate a vegan meal with @bre, hacker and founder of NYC Resistor. Met with Scott and Alan from Google. And Christopher from Google who introduced us to 3 entrepreneurs from the Yale School of Music. Visited Cambridge. Ran through the rain and chatted Tommy Li, President of the Harvard Entrepreneur Society. Had homemade curry and rice with Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, and this session’s 60 founders, at Y Combinator — this is a all post of its own.


mknell, brett, gruen

Melissa and I diverged from meetings or work often and walked in central park, tried both PinkBerry and its copy, RedMango, spent a day in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and discussed life the universe and everything, ordered lots of smoothies and juice, laid on benches, went shopping. Successfully made seven trips to the Apple store at all times of the day. Successfully failed at getting Mel an iPwn.

Now, I’m in San Francisco — I’ll be blogging this trip. (and hopefully getting Mel an appl phone)

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6 thoughts on “New York recap”

  1. Glad you finally got around to blogging about your New York trip. This post kind of reminded me of the “Victor” sequence in The Rules of Attraction. A lot of information shoved into one paragraph.

    Victor Scene – The Rules of Attraction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ8zwI4i3s

    Anyhow, I know you’re super busy, but I’m going to bust your balls here for a second. On your San Francisco trip, it would be fun to see a post where you talk about interesting things you learned or discussed with certain people, instead of quickly listing them all and telling us where you had coffee (or juice). 😉

    Hope San Francisco is a blast and you know I’m just being critical because I want to know more about these amazing trips you’re taking!

  2. Glad you finally got around to blogging about your New York trip. This post kind of reminded me of the “Victor” sequence in The Rules of Attraction. A lot of information shoved into one paragraph.

    Victor Scene – The Rules of Attraction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ8zwI4i3s

    Anyhow, I know you're super busy, but I'm going to bust your balls here for a second. On your San Francisco trip, it would be fun to see a post where you talk about interesting things you learned or discussed with certain people, instead of quickly listing them all and telling us where you had coffee (or juice). 😉

    Hope San Francisco is a blast and you know I'm just being critical because I want to know more about these amazing trips you're taking!

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