The Real Deal New York

Turtle power: Nightlife impresario Eric Goode to host Bowery Hotel benefit for endangered species

February 08, 2013 04:30PM
By Lucy Cohen Blatter

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Eric Goode at the Behler Chelonian Center in Ojai, Calif.

From the February issue: As the owner of hip hotels, nightclubs and restaurants in New York City, Eric Goode is used to being in the limelight. But it took him years to come out of his shell about a personal passion for turtles and tortoises. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a love affair with the natural world, and especially with cold-blooded creatures,” said Goode, who is co-owner of the Jane, Bowery and Maritime hotels and also the founder of the Turtle Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that aims to protect endangered turtles and tortoises. [more]