SJP Loves NYC Video
Sarah Jessica Parker reminisces about her first New York City apartment, fondest big-city memories, and her favorite neighborhood spots.
Hello everybody, this is Sarah Jessica Parker, and you're on the set, over there, of my Marie Claire shoot. It was 100 West, 72nd Street, it was at the corner of 72nd in Columbus, and this was, and I think of all the number of years ago when the upper West side was really-- it was practically like being a pioneer to move there. It was above a night club called Tracks, which was very active on the weekend, and above it a boot store called Two Boots, and accross the street [unknown]. The, probably, useable space maybe 300 square feet. It was Pavarotti in Central Park, and my sisters and I took our baby sister, because 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 ever experienced, and it was 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 real father lived in New York, and the George Washington bridge, although it isn't exactly 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, every single time, I'm reminded of arriving at the tip of, you know, really northern part of Manhattan, and looking down the spine of the city, and feeling enormous anticipation and hope, like, really, truly, my heart would beat faster, all of my siblings, when we would cross over the George Washington bridge into Manhattan. Oh, Kawa Sushi. Oh, my son loves sushi now, so, I would say that any-- I would say probably, typically, start with the 6 pieces of hamachi yellow tail tuna-- yellow tail sushi, probably miso in a nabe, and maybe a salmon skin roll with no cucumber, hand rolled, not cut up, and a lemon and cheese roll, cut up.