TRUST ME, I’M A NEW YORKER: Marina Khorosh


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

Marina Khorosh, Lifestyle/Fashion Writer, Founder of, Vogue Magazine Contributor. 

Pedicure or massage?

Massage. I type all day!

NY Times or NY Post?

Love my Sunday Times.

Central Park or Hudson Park?

Hudson Park, but only because it’s closer.

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

Outdoor space seems like the pinnacle of luxury.

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

Dawn, when you’re alone with the city. (Well, give or take a few vagabonds.)

For modern art: The MoMa or The Whitney?

The MoMA.

Brooklyn Bridge or Williamsburg Bridge?

Brooklyn Bridge. I live next door.

Dream home: luxury high-rise or brownstone?

Hm…Tribeca loft?

Taxi or Uber?

Taxis. After a few years in Europe, they are a blessing.

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

The latter. If I were scared of falling air conditioners, I would probably never leave the house.

First snow or first spring day?

First spring days = resurrection.

More likely to people watch or dog watch?

People, preferably in Washington Square Park.

Street meat or a slice?

Slice! Street meat is not to be trusted. I also have a decade-long love affair with La Esquina corn.

Boozy brunch or late-night dinner?

Boozy late-night dinner!

Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?

Whole Foods.

Starbucks or bodega coffee?

I recently became the fancy coffee person I once hated. These days I’m into McNulty’s Ethiopian blend.

Better mural: The Monkey Bar or The Waverly?

The Waverly. It depicts the original West Village hipster set!

Tap or bottled water?


More iconic: The Empire State Building or The Chrysler?

Empire State Building. I remember standing underneath it as a little Russian immigrant kid and thinking, that’s the most important building in the world.