With the chime of the trading day’s closing bell, Wall Street’s power players headed to the rooftop lounge of 75 Wall, the luxury condominium atop the Andaz Hotel, to attend our latest spring event: “A Gentleman’s Evening on Wall.” True to its name, the occasion rallied stiff drinks, sharp suits and, of course, the men who run the markets.
Hundred Stories brought in premium scotch Monkey Shoulder, which went down smooth as our scotch connoisseur, Freddy May, enlightened our guests on the art of whiskey selection. Carson Street Clothiers, the newest men’s luxury shop to open in SoHo, gave a special preview of its exclusive designer inventory so that the dapper crowd could privately shop for Italian suits.
The sky-high lounge – just one of the many favored amenities among the building’s residents – features two-story glass windows, ultra-contemporary finishes and a modern, room-dividing fireplace that can be enjoyed from the outdoor sundeck that skirts the building. The backdrop was right on the mark for these savvy downtowners.
Business cards moved from hand to hand as conversation shifted from work to the exquisite views and prime location. These hardworking gents, no doubt early risers, were overheard placing bets on how many steps it would take to get to the office, if only they lived at 75 Wall. But how do you price a convenience like that? (Hold the phone, boys: The Douglas Elliman sales team can handle this calculation. Prices at 75 Wall start at $1.35 million for a spacious one-bedroom, while a 1,413-square-foot penthouse is on the market for $2.75 million.)
No matter how the markets were moving – bull or bear – inside 75 Wall, all we could hear was “buy, buy, buy!”