I had the pleasure and privilege of being interviewed for the September issue of W42ST, the magazine for and about Hell’s Kitchen, the New York City neighborhood I’ve called home for nearly twenty years.
When editor Ruth Walker contacted me for inclusion, I have to admit I was caught off-guard. Thinking back on Annie Hall, there’s a strong part of me that plays that “I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member” tape in my head. But it is always nice to be asked. And in this case, I was thrilled with the result. I got to talk about my history in Hell’s Kitchen starting in 1995… what brought me here, what has kept me here, what I love about it, what I don’t love about it, etc. It was a fun interview that inspired reminiscences that hadn’t come to mind in a very long time. It was a wonderful experience.
You can pick up a free copy of the magazine in shops, bars, cafés and restaurants throughout Hell’s Kitchen or you can read it online.
A huge highlight was being photographed by the incredibly talented Dustin Cohen. When he contacted me, I looked at his website (dustincohen.com) and was blown away by his roster of subjects: Jon Stewart, Denis Leary, Alan Cumming, Tom Hardy, Chris O’Dowd, James Franco… Holy shit. It was a thrill to work with him. Here are some outtakes from our photo shoot:
Fashion Credits: Blue Prince of Wales made-to-measure suit from a brand with which I no longer do business; blue dress shirt from Kamakura Shirts; tie from The Tie Bar; cuff links from Fine and Dandy; watch from Mougin & Piquard; silver I.D. bracelet from Tiffany & Co.
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