With long days and warm weather, summer, of course, invites plenty of outdoor parties — and did I indulge in them this past week.
For many years, my brother’s son and my nephew, Danny Adler, has lived in Barcelona, Spain. He fell in love with the city and its people, and got a job as a travel agent for a Barcelona-based company.
As the owners moved on, Danny began managing the company. He thought of how he could buy the company but, being a foreigner, problems arose. But Danny was determinedly to have his own company and figured it out.
Thus, born in Barcelona, was AdlerMarlow, a travel company specializing in unique tours of Spain. Along the way he found his love, Nessa, born in Venezuela of German parents.
B.J. and Bob Adler, his parents, held a dinner party on their apartment house’s rooftop in the Financial District. The views of the sparkling skyscrapers competed only with the beauty of the young couple.
Next door, zooming 76 stories high into the sky, is the unique, stunning and extraordinary Frank Gehry building, “The New York.” Its undulating panels of stainless steel clad structure almost looks like it’s blowing in the wind. I must admit that I found myself constantly looking up at it from my perch.
“The New York” has a rippling design of curving walls and windows seem to extend to the end of the sky. It’s skinny and stunning, adding a new perspective to the city skyline, and even changing color as the sun strikes its skin.
Then, on Saturday night, it was out to the Hamptons for a poolside party. To my delight, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, looking lean and healthy, was there along with my lawyers, Frank Seddio and Frank Cassone. They’re also powerhouses in Brooklyn and beyond.
Frank Seddio brought along his wife, Joyce Becker Seddio, who works in the office of NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. She’s working on an exciting project to bring new ideas to our city schools. Stay tuned!