About Cover New York
For over 20 years, Cover New York has brought students to New York City to compliment their educations with customized itineraries and has arranged unique tours for other groups.
Hope Cohen Pingree spent 21 years in the fashion industry prior to becoming an owner of Cover New York. She began her career in product development and production at Ann Taylor, and went on to join Associated Merchandising Company, Gap and Polo Ralph Lauren, where she was Vice President of Product Licensing. After leaving the fashion world, Hope started Pingree Gallery & Design, an art consulting business specializing in contemporary photography.
Barbara Knapp has been a part of the New York fashion and art world since college, when she produced and sold her own line of clothing and participated in juried group art shows. Since then, she has worked in New York City and abroad for large and small companies from Polo Ralph Lauren to Rogan jeans in design, product development and sourcing roles. In addition to being an owner of Cover New York, Barbara is founder of twenty-five words, a handmade stationery and packaging company. Currently she is teaching at F.I.T. and speaks apparel seminars.