As part of my summer travels I had a chance to spend a few weeks in New York earlier this month after returning from a week in Prague. This gave me plenty of time to catch up with some of my favorite alumni. No matter how much time I have, there's never enough to see everyone I’d like to see, though, but here were the highlights.
|Aaron Edwards ’12, now an associate editor at NBC’s|
Breaking News, was kind enough to give me a tour of
the news operations at 30 Rock on July 10.
|One of the high points of my visit was a|
tour of the Lower East Side Tenement
Museum on Orchard Street, conducted by
our own Emily Gallagher ’06 on July 14. I’ve
always been fascinated by that chapter of our
history, and Emily did an excellent job telling
the story of the immigrants and their struggles.
|On July 11, I grabbed some coffee with the legendary |
Sami Khan ’02, who had recently put the finishing
touches on “Khoya,” his first feature film.
|Had brunch on the 13th with Edon Ophir ’09,|
whom I had’t seen in way too long. We caught
up, reminisced about the legendary Fight Club
of 2008–09, and he filled me on his new job
|Back to Bubby’s on the 14th for dinner with Paul|
Colombo ’00 (left) and Dave and Lisa Boyars Gehrke ’01.
And the best part was I finally got to meet little Aaron,
who had just turned two months old the day before.
|Beer and apps with James Sigman ’98|
and Mike Cagnazzi ’97 at The Half King,
Sebastian Junger’s bar under the High
Line on W. 23rd.