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Peter Davis

Occupation Editor In Chief of SCENE Magazine

Hometown Manhattan

Current Residence Manhattan

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Peter Davis was born and raised in Manhattan. He was kicked out of boarding school for being a punk rocker and a trouble-maker. Luckily enough, he had been a high school intern at Paper (when he had blue hair and skateboarded everywhere) and Paper's Editor, Kim Hastreiter, was his mentor. He ended up writing a monthly column for Paper and becoming their Editor at Large. He has also written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast amongst other publications. He was the Features Director at Fashion Week Daily, then the Editor in Chief of Avenue before leaving to become the Editor in Chief of SCENE magazine. When not editing SCENE, he eats too many gummy bears and takes iPhone photos of street art. He DJs from time to time as DJ Peter Davis - "Editor in Beats".

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY,” WHO WOULD IT BE?
Andy Warhol – just for the shopping tips. And to have him Polaroid me wherever we went.

WHAT OR WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU RECENTLY, AND WHY?
Anderson Cooper for coming out. The more gays that are in the closet, the worse off for everyone (especially the closeted gays – what a bummer of a way to live).

WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT AND WHY?
My iPhone – I recently was in safari in South Africa and had literally no internet. I realized that I didn’t really crave emails, but I missed being able to Google stuff. I guess I am a Google addict.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
Tokyo. The national sport is basically shopping and I am a samurai when it comes to scoring cool stuff and Tokyo is just one big city with coolness for sale.

WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE?
“New York City Boy”

Local Favorites

THE ODEON

THE ODEON

Favorite Restaurant
145 West Broadway, NY, New York 10013
The Art Deco neon sign alone has been a beacon for Manhattan nighthawks since the early 1980s—among them, Warhol, Basquiat, DeNiro, and Belushi, to name a few.
SUPREME

SUPREME

Favorite Store
274 Lafayette St, New York, NY
Skateboard enthusiasts rejoice for this modern NoLIta skate shop stocked with the latest innovation and style in skateboard gear and apparel.
Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600