Neighbors: Cynthia Rowley’s Allie Egan
Where do Seaport residents, workers and business owners go to start their days, find inspiration or simply kick back over happy hour in downtown NYC? We check in with our neighbors to get the scoop on their Lower Manhattan favorites.
This week: Allie Egan, President & CEO, Cynthia Rowley
After starting her career in finance and consumer retail investing, Allie transitioned into luxury e-commerce and brand marketing for Estee Lauder, working on iconic brands such as La Mer, Clinique and Origins. Allie’s entrepreneurial business mind was the perfect match for the legendary creative Cynthia Rowley, and since joining the company, Allie has helped revitalize the brand for today’s digital landscape.
Allie serves on the board of Project Renewal and is an avid marathoner, traveler, and dog mom to a small Boston Terrier.
Best spot for happy hour in the Seaport:
“The Garden Bar! I’m a little biased because it’s right across from the Cynthia Rowley store, but what better way to relax than outdoors with friends, all the while getting a little fashion inspiration?”
Favorite date spot:
“The Fulton, Jean-Georges’ new place on Pier 17. There’s nothing like fresh seafood overlooking the water to make for a great night. The crudos are to die for and I always find that sharing new foods with loved ones is the best way to connect.”
Best weekend activity downtown:
“The movies! And I hate seeing them anywhere else but IPIC, with a good snack and a glass of wine in hand, so I can truly unwind.”
Best place to start the morning in the Seaport District:
“Joe & The Juice” on Wall street. Their coffee and juices are the best and the crowd is such an eclectic group of financial wizzes and creatives that embody the Seaport today.”
Favorite place for a summer lunch in the Seaport District:
“My first job in NYC was in finance on Broadway so I have fond memories of a summer office escape to Stone Street for my favorite vice—the fries at Stone Street Tavern.”
Do you have a favorite spot in the neighborhood that you like to visit for a moment of quiet?
“I love going for a run on the East River path. It’s incredible—you can see the water, the skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty all at the same time. It makes you take a step back and appreciate all that we have in this amazing city.”