The Select Guest

Photographs by  Stephanie Stanley

Photographs by Stephanie Stanley


Featured 3.4-3.10.19 | Hands up if you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job to pursue your passion. Ok, now hands up if you you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job, pursuing your passion and then also partying with Kylie Jenner. Well, this week’s guest has done both. And while you may not have heard his name, Michael Tommasiello is someone you’ll be happy to be know. Why? Because Tommasiello, who goes by the Instagram alter ego NY Doorman (he’s got his handle tattooed on his forearm, FYI), is a part-time partier whose never met a velvet rope he couldn’t get past. In fact, he’s been so successful at infiltrating the cliquey New York City nightlife scene that he was able to quit his job in finance to make an entire career out of partying with the rich and famous and getting past, you guessed it, the ubiquitous New York Doorman. And while he parties a whole lot less than he used to, he still gets paid to promote some of the world’s most interesting brands, creating digital strategies for some pretty heavy hitters including Dorinda Medley and Nina Adgal. And honestly, we have to admit that we’re suckers for a man who's not afraid of a little creativity and a whole lot of hustle.
Welcome to Michael’s week.