A Tour of Tribeca with Giggle CEO Ali Wing

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What is your dream date night?: My husband and I adore a date night at Terroir (Harrison Street, off of Greenwich) – a cool wine bar with great appetizer-sized eats & an easy fun atmoshphere.  That followed by a walk down the River.  Perfect time away – closeby!

What neighborhood/borough do you live in?: Tribeca

What is your favorite “escape hatch” – a way to put in some “me” time to recharge?: Running or riding my bike along the Hudson River. I adore the waterfronts in NYC – with or without kids in tow-:)
What is your “cannot live without” neighborhood activity?: As a parent, that’s time in Rockefeller Park – no question.  From toddler to preteen – there’s something for everyone; it’s like a big Tribeca/Battery Park City family backyard.

My favorite part of city life as a parent is_________ because: The time we spend in the parks, and the access to amazing – and smart – activities for your kids at every age.  Love, love, love raising a child in NYC (and I grew up in Montana – so a million miles away & totally different).  NYC actually surprises me how much I enjoy it as a parent.

What does the perfect NYC Sunday morning look like?: A late start, great coffee & time to read the newspaper-:)

What is your latest obsession?: My son is studying Spanish, and I’m trying to keep up!  I think it’s an obsession…Together, we’re reading one of his Summer school books in Spanish at night. Super fun (and hard!).

What is your favorite local “gem” in the neighborhood? A park, playground, coffeehouse, kid friendly restaurant? : My family is a fan of outdoor eating – where we can include our dog on the outing – at Edwards on W. Broadway. It’s our regular.

Family night means…..: Movies & pizza.  No one has any jobs to get done.  We just hang out together.

What’s your secret to balancing work and family life?: Make all the little times count.  For example, I cherish our morning walks to camp or school before I head to work. It’s amazing what a child will share in 5-7 dedicated blocks…

Your neighborhood is unique because…..: It’s urban/suburban.  Part of Manhattan, but also a little enclave of families that live in Manhattan. It’s rare that I’m out on a weekend and don’t bump into friends.  Best of both worlds.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?: Coffee shops & a newspaper – alone-:)

NYC Mom’s Rock because……: We’re always on the go!

I picked this neighborhood because……: I adore the green parks (they do not use chemicals on the parks here), the parks in general and the access to outside. Plus, we like the schools in the neighborhood.