‘Crain's’ Introduces Us to Cute New New Yorkers, Reveals Secrets About Others

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Clockwise from left, Dylan Lauren, Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, Pilar Guzman, Frédéric de Narp, Robert Hammond. Photo: crainsnewyork.com

Like anyone else, we love 40-under-40 lists. Browsing them is like browsing Internet personal ads, except we don't feel embarrassed for the people on them, because they didn't place the ads themselves, and we don't feel as embarrassed for ourselves, because you know, we're not really looking. So, after we got over the searing disappointment of not being on Crain's 40-under-40 list (for some reason they only picked rich, good-looking, successful people!), we enjoyed perusing the video profiles of some of the cute New Yorkers on it. Such as Frédéric de Narp, the CEO of Cartier North America, who gestures with his hands and appears to be totally not wearing a wedding ring is totally unfortunately married; Robert Hammond, the co-founder of Friends of the High Line, who's so nerdy-cute that we almost forgot how much the publicity surrounding the High Line bugged us; and Pilar Guzman, the editor-in-chief of Cookie, who is so appealing that we almost forgot we hate children! This being what it is, the videos are short on juice, but we did glean a few things.

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss doesn't say anything about Jerry Seinfeld at all but does say in the beginning she "made a lot of mistakes"! Mmm-hmmm. And Dylan Lauren says that if she didn't own a candy store, she'd probably have ended up becoming a video ho. Actually she says "a backup dancer on MTV" but same diff. Does this mean the next time we go into Dylan's Candy Bar she'll show us how to crank the Soulja Boy dance?

40 Under 40 [Crain's NY]