Humans of BGM: Michael Paikin

Michael Paikin

“I travel a lot. I have a house here in Binghamton and one in Los Angeles. I’ve lived in LA since the 70’s for my business, but now I have a lady friend who lives here so I go back and forth often. I usually fly out of the Binghamton Airport. I prefer the weather in LA over Binghamton, but I like it here, I have kids and grandkids who live in Syracuse.”

“We go on vacation a lot, I’ve traveled a lot of Europe. We did a river cruise up the Rhine which was really cool. We sailed from Rome to Athens and ended in Turkey. I’ve also gone on a Cruise in Alaska, which was amazing. The only travel tip I have, is to try to make your arrangements as early as you can for a good price.”

“The first thing on my bucket list is to sky dive, I definitely want to do that. I’ve done zip lining, scuba diving, all that stuff. I’ve even been on a hot air balloon, and that was amazing!”

Michael Paikin is a business owner originally from Syracuse, NY. He owns the Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center in San Francisco, CA. The website for his business is

Humans of BGM is a blog that highlights stories from those working and moving through the airport, quotes, and traveling tips of people from all corners of the earth and our local airport team members.

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