Meet Steve. He owns Goodbye Blue Monday–a coffeehouse, performance space and a repository for “stuff” collected over the years. In the 80s, he owned Scrap Bar on Bleecker and MacDougal, where stars would misbehave and Hell’s Angels acted as security guards. He believes people seek validation, and his came from possibly the last link to the days of Ginsberg and Kerouac. At GBM, he recognizes that though it’s just “stuff,” people connect with these things and this place. He believes work doesn’t define him but rather, it’s the interpersonal relationships and how you treat others that really define who you are.

music: “All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem