Pro BMX Rider Nigel Sylvester Talks Where To Eat & Play In NYC

by guestofaguest · August 12, 2011

[Reporting by Christina Makoyawo] Last night, G-Shock in conjunction with pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester and LTD+, hosted a blow-out launch to unveil the G-Shock x Nigel Sylvester GD100NS-7 signature timepiece at the Hotel on Rivington Penthouse. We got the scoop on his go-to spots around the city to eat and party.

Nigel Sylvester is well known for street riding and owns Format, a BMX shop, in the city. He knows his way around NYC.

For Biking:

If I'm riding, I'm going to hit up LES park or Skate Plaza uptown.

To Eat:

Eating is a hard one because I love to eat. I like to go to Soho Park to get a burger sometimes or I might go to East Village Thai. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for. There's a little Vietnamese sandwich spot around here on Bowery, near the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a super low-key spot but they make some of the best sandwiches.

To Party

If I really want to go and have a good time, I'll probably hit up one of these clubs over here on the West side. If I want to go chill, something smooth, I'll go to Greenhouse. Like once in a blue it's a rush so I kind of have to pace myself. I really enjoyed going to CV right downstairs. CV was my spot for a minute. I might even hit up a low-key bar in Williamsburg.

Be sure to keep you eyes up for Nigel's G-Shock watch,  hitting stores August 15. The release event brought out NYC's music scenesters, artists, media personalities and friends. DJ Clark Kent commanded the tunes for the night entertaining close to 800 guests while they sipped on drinks provided by Hennessey and Modelo. And it was all to celebrate Nigel being the newest addition to G-shock's athlete team.

Tadashi Shibuya, Casio America's Timepiece Division General Manager with Nigel Sylvester

Photos by Jacob Breinholt via and Mel D. Cole