Last month I sat down with Paul McMorrow of CommonWealth Magazine to talk place-making, Kendall Square, Graffito SP, etc. The article, the bulk of which is an edited transcript of our convo, ran in CommonWealth’s Fall 2013 issue. Link below. Here are a few of my favorite soundbites, which no doubt shed light on the […]Read more "“urban cheerleader”"
I recently reconnected with an college buddy who I hadn’t seen in 10+ years until a few weeks ago. He – David – works at Brick City Development Corp, which is Newark’s economic development arm (see: http://bcdcnewark.org). Given my work with GSP and his work at BCDC we had much to chat about and he invited […]Read more "Exploring. Newark."
I just watched a video titled “Hackney Revival” that is currently available for viewing at Monocle Magazine’s online Film section (link at end of this post). The video details a visit to “a small thoroughfare in east London’s Hackney, to get a read on the ingredients that underpin a community.” It’s a good watch and […]Read more "Ingredients. Five of them."
GSP just started a new project with the fine folks at Samuels & Associates, who are doing some exciting and transformative stuff in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood (see: http://thefenway.com/). On one of our first days together I took the team over to a few of my favorite Cambridge and Somerville neighborhoods to do some exploring. Simple goal being […]Read more "Exploring. With Fenway Friends."
Woke up this morning at 5:30am. Train from Penn Station at 6:20am. Got into Boston (late) at 10:40am for a 12:00pm pitch to an existing client with a big new project. Three hours later and I’m now back on the train headed home to NYC. Not the way I usually roll but wife and I […]Read more "In & Back Again (NYC > BOS > NYC)"
As follows is my final blog post on the CityRetail website/blog, which I posted a few weeks ago . It gives some very important background re: GSP’s roots and our team’s role in the development and leasing of the ground floor in and around Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Of course moving forward we’ll carry on […]Read more "GSP Roots"
Names are important. Really important. Our names say something about who we are, where we are from, our family roots, etc. Names are stories in and of themselves. Business names too. And Graffito SP has a story to it. Let’s start with the easy part; SP stands for Special Projects. I started Graffito to work on […]Read more "“Graffito SP” – Going For It"
Urban exploring, advising and investing at the intersection of community economic development, retail, arts, food and place-making.Read more "In one sentence, here’s what we are up to"