Places to see (and be seen)
Jonathan L. Mechanic
The historic Seagram Building located at 375 Park Avenue.
It’s a modernist masterpiece and New York City landmark.
Carbone—it’s a great Italian-American restaurant on
Thompson Street in Greenwich Village.
FAVORITE QUOTE ABOUT NEW YORK
“The City That Never Sleeps” best captures the energy here.
BEST VIEW IN THE CIT Y
The world-class observatory located on the top three floors
of the 1 WTC building.
I like to go to East Hampton when I am able to get away
for the weekend.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT
U.S. Tennis Open.
ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
It overlooks New York Harbor and offers a spectacular view
of the Statue of Liberty.
FAVORITE CIT Y LAW
I love this city and anything that promotes the quality of life
here, so … I would have to go with the pooper-scooper law.
FAVORITE PLACE FOR A SLICE
Pizza is not my thing, or so my wife, Wendy, hopes. But if I
had to pick a place, I’d get a slice at Fresco’s.
YANKEES OR METS?
GIANTS OR JETS?
The Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side. The building
once housed thousands of working-class immigrants.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT
Casa Lever and Four Seasons.
Real estate icon Jonathan Mechanic tells us
what’s good in the neighborhood
Central Park … which, as they say, is “the heart of the island
at the center of the world.”
GO-TO SPORTS VENUE
Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center.
GO-TO ARTS VENUE
Carnegie Hall is an exceptional venue
for a concert or performance.
The Whitney Museum of
American Art in its new building
overlooking the High Line.
The historic Palace Theater
on Broadway in Times Square,
which is to be restored to its
original grandeur as part of a
billion-dollar mixed-use project
being carried out by one of my
MOS T BEAUTIFUL SPOT
Battery Park, which is across the street from my office. The
recent renovations have made this 200-year-old site even
BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE-WATCHING
Freds at Barneys, because of its energetic atmosphere.
BEST THING YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR MENTOR
One of my mentors, the late Howard P. Ronson, once told
me that the key to negotiation is to care but not too much.
You need to negotiate hard, but you need to always be able
to walk away.