Originally from Omaha, NE, I've been living in Chicago for 10 years.
I'm an event planner for arts and literary events. I attend lots of events too and am able to make recommendations for all types of events--if you're interested.
As an event planner, I'm concerned about the details, and this applies to how I feel about the space I provide for guests. I hope I've thought of everything--right down to the paper clips and bandaids. And, of course, coffee. Lots of coffee.
I've lived in Spain and Slovenia (briefly) and have traveled quite a bit throughout Europe. Intermittently throughout the US. But, New York is many places in one, right? Maybe?