TRUST ME, I’M A NEW YORKER: Eliza BlankShare
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?
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?
Street meat or a slice?
Would you rather Standard Bingo or a Rose Bar Session?
I’m too tired to consider either.
Pedicure or massage?
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?
Dream home: luxury high-rise or brownstone?
If you can afford one, you can probably afford both.