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SJP Loves NYC Video

Sarah Jessica Parker reminisces about her first New York City apartment, fondest big-city memories, and her favorite neighborhood spots.

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Hello everybody, this is Sarah Jessica Parker, and you're on the set, over there of my MarieClaire shoot. It was 100 West 72nd Street. It was at the corner of 72nd and Columbus, and this was an unthinkable number of years ago when the upper left side was really-- it was practically like being a pioneer to move there. It was above a nightclub called Trax, which was very active on the weekend, and above it, a boot store called Two Boots, and across the street from the great Charivari. It was probably usable space, maybe 300 square feet. It was Pavarotti in Central Park and my sisters and I took our baby sister cause she loved opera, and we camped out like everybody else and waited all day. And then he sang in the evening and it was one of the most perfect sounds I've ever experienced, and it one of those perfect days in New York where it wasn't terribly hot, and it was kind of idyllic and I remember that we would take turns going to the Stanhope Hotel and using their bathroom. When I was a little girl before we moved to New York, we would come visit and my-- my real father lived in New York, and the George Washington Bridge, though it is in fact the gateway to the island, it felt like an emotional sort of gateway as well for me, and to that, when I look at the George Washington Bridge, I-- every single time I'm reminded of arriving at the tip of, you know, really the northern part of Manhattan and looking down the spine of the city and feeling enormous anticipation and hope like really truly, my heart would be faster. All my siblings when we were crossing into the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan. Oh Kawa Sushi. Well my son loves sushi now, so I would say that Andy, I would say probably, typically would start a six pieces of Hamachi yellowtail tuna-- yellow tail sushi, probably miso, edamame, and maybe a salmon skin roll with no cucumber, handrolled, not cut up, and a lemon and cheese roll cut up.

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