Both to have visited the fortress Le Sentier and in the company of Paul Boutros, whom I met last year. He is a fine and interesting person, but unfortunately I won't be reading any of his posts until TZ management quits applying such a heavy hand of censorship to their forums.
which was actually in May, in preparation of the lauch of VC's NY Boutique. Paul Boutros on TZ wrote a wonderful review about it. Seek it out. I doubt that VC will open up tours of the VdJ facilities until they open their own building,currently under construction, probably in 2-3 years. Bill