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TRUST ME, I’M A NEW YORKER: Eliza Blank

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Taking a moment to ask real New Yorkers real New York questions.

Eliza Blank, Owner of NYC-based plant company The Sill

Taxi or Uber?

Neither! Subway, always.

NY Times or NY Post?

NY Times.

Central Park or Hudson Park?

Adirondack Park, please.

Would you rather a walk-in closet or outdoor space?

Outdoor space. A walk-in closet is a second bedroom by NYC standards—I’m not wasting that real estate on clothes alone.

Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?

Whole Foods. My first date with my husband was technically at a Whole Foods—long story.

Starbucks or bodega coffee?

There are too many options in NYC to suffer through either. There’s always a better cup less than a block away.

Better mural: The Monkey Bar or The Waverly?

I’ve only seen the mural at The Waverly Inn in person, but I just love Ed Sorel’s style.

Tap or bottled water?

Coffee.

Street meat or a slice?

Smoothie.

Would you rather Standard Bingo or a Rose Bar Session?

I’m too tired to consider either.

Pedicure or massage?

Pedicure.

First snow or first spring day?

I’m a New Englander, so first snow for sure.

More magical: The streets at dusk or the streets at dawn?

I’ll take my NYC skyline porn any time of day.

More iconic: The Empire State Building or The Chrysler?

The Chrysler—just magical.

For modern art: The MoMA or The Whitney?

The Whitney, especially since you start or finish with The High Line.

Brooklyn Bridge or Williamsburg Bridge?

Brooklyn Bridge, which I must have walked ten times in one week during Sandy.

Boozy brunch or late-night dinner?

Late-night dinner. I’m over brunch. No pancake is worth the two-and-a-half hour wait.

Scarier thought: A falling air conditioner or falling into an open sidewalk cellar?

Falling air conditioner! I’m pretty sure I could survive a fall into a sidewalk cellar. Both frightening real possibilities.

More likely to people watch or dog watch?

People watch.

Dream home: luxury high-rise or brownstone?

If you can afford one, you can probably afford both.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY @TUTES