MEET LILLY THE #OFFICEDOG
March 23, 2016
Meet our newest team member Lilly. Born in Missouri with roots back to Italy, France, and China, she came to NYC bright-eyed and hungry. It wasn’t long until she made her way to Meatpacking. There must’ve been something in the air that drew her to this neighborhood.
Here at the offices of the Meatpacking BID, Lilly works on projects that involve food and fashion. She contributes to photo shoots, social media content, and lunch meetings. (Technology is not really her forte.) She’s our greeter, mascot, and, when needed, therapist.
Along with our Marketing Manager, Amy Tse, also her roommate and confidant, Lilly makes regular rounds in the district. She loves meeting new faces and taking full advantage of all that Meatpacking has to offer. Some of her favorite pastimes include window-shopping, discovering street art, leisurely strolls and, of course, eating.
Lilly takes fashion seriously. At Rebecca Taylor, she gets up close and personal with the garments and even the décor. Her favorite piece from the boutique, though not for sale, is this plush ottoman (see gallery below). She is thinking about going back for this Short Sleeve Fringe Dress that distracted her for a full five-minutes.
Lilly calls it street art. City officials call it “defacement of the sidewalk.” Either way, it makes strolling down the streets evermore exciting, especially if your nose is always to the ground. Luckily for her, the streets are often too clean to wander across any unsavory objects, thanks to the expert work of the BID’s cleaning crew and landscapers.
When the food coma kicks in, Lilly tries to walk it off at the 14th Street Park on Tenth Avenue. It’s fully enclosed, making it the perfect spot for Lilly to make friends and for some free-range playtime. See gallery images for more shots from the park and of her new buddy and doppelgänger, Hendrix. Stay tuned for our summer programming calendar! The BID will be hosting free wellness and fitness classes at the park. Lilly does a killer downward dog. You’d want to check it out.
As cute as she is, Lilly unfortunately has real trouble getting into some of the local establishments. Though, some do make exceptions for her. Santina, the costal Italian under the High Line, treats Lilly to a giardinia crudité accompanied by three sides in the colors of the Italian flag. Her favorite’s the deep green Ligurian pesto. No vegetable necessary.
Check out #LillyAtHerPad for more on Lilly.
Follow @MeatpackingNY to see what she’s up to next.