Jenny Gottstein: San Francisco

Featured Passenger: Jenny Gottstein, The Go Game and Score
Editors’ note: we featured a Score! Pop Up Sway event back in Trip 005. Now, meet one of its co-founders.

What’s your historical San Francisco and New York connection?

My family has been in SF since the 1920’s – great grandfather painted my grandmother into one of the murals at Coit Tower. Moved to New York for 8 years until I got my dream job 3 years ago back here in SF.
Describe your experience in SF.

I live in the Haight, work in the Mission, walk to work via the wiggle. take the N Judah out to the beach, drink coffee & coconuts at Trouble. As for my job: I design urban adventure games similar to The Amazing Race and the movie The Game – it requires a lot of travel, so when I’m actually in SF, it feels like a honeymoon. And because we also run a lot of games in the city, I have a mental database of weird local things. Like where to hide a man dressed as a taco, or how many seconds Laughing Sal laughs if you feed her 50 cents atMusee Mechanique.
What was the biggest challenge of moving from NYC to SF?  

That SF has such a normal sleeping schedule! Everyone goes to bed at a reasonable hour. Right when I moved back to SF, I googled “24hr diners” and there are literally 8 of them (not counting Lucky Penny – too creepy). Devastating.
How can NYC and SF best engage with each other?

NYC can learn from SF’s sharing economy and SF can learn from NYC’s creative economy. I’m convinced information is best shared through good food, music & parties.
Favorite SF secret spot?
The super scary rope swing at Billy Goat Hill Park.
Favorite NYC secret spot?
This outdoor music venue we used to run called BKLYN Yard. I think it is called Gowanus Grove now? It’s basically a grove of trees and a boat dock tucked in the middle of warehouses along a toxic canal. Industrial / bucolic. We used to throw lobster bakes, music festivals, food truck events, and harvest hoe-downs there. Miss that place!
If you were not at Score or the Go Game, what would you be doing?

If I were not at my day job at The Go Game, I would be plotting the next Score party. Speaking of which, our next one is at Nightlife on Sept 5th. Come!
Roadtrip playlist: tell us what song/album, TV show, podcast, or web videos you’ve been watching lately.

Currently listening to NYC’s reggae station Radio Lily, NPR’s Planet Money, or plotting another adventure on

From the 2905 Miles newsletter: connecting NEW YORK CITY + SAN FRANCISCO

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