We’re launching a series of blog posts dedicated to getting to know Miriam! In this post we ask Miriam all about her home, New York City.
Here is a picture of Miriam and her 2 daughters inside Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno’s installation, Cloud City, on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The impressive structure, based on a combination of art, architecture, and science, is composed of many interconnected modular structures of transparent and reflective materials where visitors and kids are invited to climb and explore.
What do you love the most about living in New York City?
I love so many things about this city. I love looking up at the architecture, window shopping, people watching downtown and access to so many great museums. There is a sense that I can meet and interact with people from so many walks of life, who live in different parts of the city, but still feel a sense of community in my own neighborhood.
What is your favorite neighborhood?
Soho – I love the boutiques, restaurants, and cobblestone streets. Even though it is no longer an industrial hub filled with factories – you can still feel the history and imagine what Soho looked liked before the industrial spaces turned into residential lofts. Plus I got my start selling jewelry on the streets of Soho!
Favorite place to shop?
I am such an eclectic shopper – I like samples sales, boutiques up and down Madison Ave and in Soho, I also shop online, because it has the most variety, but if I have to pick one store, it would be Barneys.
My favorite restaurant changes all the time! Right now, I am craving Freemans, down Freemans Alley in the Lower East Side. I definitely love to get out of my comfort zone, my Upper West Side neighborhood, when I go out at night! My brother is opening up a new Japanese Ramon Shop called Ganso in Brooklyn later this Summer and I can’t wait to go!
Describe your perfect day in NYC?
A very full day starting with a workout first thing in the morning (reformer pilates!), a fun activity for my children during the day such as a trip to the Central Park Zoo, then out to dinner with my husband and friends.
Anything else you would like to say about this awesome city?
There is always some amazing activity or event that you stumble upon. For example, last Sunday, my daughter and I walked to Pier 70 on the Hudson River because she “just had to see the sunset” and there was a great Indie band playing on the Pier. It was so much fun – great energy. There is so much to explore, I often feel like I am a tourist in an exciting city when I visit places I haven’t seen for a long time.