New York City
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) “I have two must-see museums. I love the Met and did MoMA recently. Actually, I guess it would be number 1. I love modern art, so I could easily spend all day there. Having said that, they are both must-haves.
The Met: 1000 5th Avenue; (212) 535-7710; www.metmuseum.org
MoMA: 11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan; MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens; (212) 708-9400; www.moma.org
Joe’s Pizza “I have always loved Joe’s. It is a New York institution.
7, rue Carmine; (212) 366-1182; www.joespizzanyc.com.
Basil and artichoke pizza “I miss the artichoke [Basille’s Pizza]. Getting a share of their place in the Meatpacking District is great.
114 10th Avenue; (212) 792-9200; www.artichautpizza.com/
Jones Beach Amphitheater “One of my buddies growing up, he ran a club in the amphitheater at Jones Beach. It’s in South Long Island. It’s really beautiful and I saw so many great shows there – and it’s easy to get to by public transport.
Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater, 895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh; for tickets and schedules, call (866) 558-8468; www.jonesbeach.com
The Waldorf-Astoria hotel “This is my favorite filming location in New York, which is not an easy question to answer because so many films have been shot in New York. I loved The perfume of a woman, which was filmed at the Waldorf and all over New York City. This hotel has such a rich history and it has been featured in a ton of movies.
301, avenue du Parc; (800) 925-3673; www.hilton.com/en/hotels/nycwawa-waldorf-astoria-new-york
Central park “I used to run in Central Park, especially after I got home from college and I was so happy to be back in town and I was really in good shape. I love the Boathouse in Central Park. My father has a license that allows him to fish in the pond and sometimes I would run around ad he’d say, ‘Come say hello to me’ and he’d be in one of those little boats with his line in the water.
Central Park Conservancy, 14 East 60th Street; (212) 439-6500; www.centralparknyc.org/
Yankees Stadium “My last name is from Metz and the Yankees are our winning team. I love it, being such a powerhouse. The Yankees are No.1. I love the Mets but if I had to step foot in it, I’m definitely a Yankees fan. I also went to high school in the Bronx so I have an affinity for the Bronx. Yankees Stadium? Yes!”
1 East 161st Street, Bronx; (718) 293-4300; mlb.com/yankees/ballpark
Statue of Liberty Cruise “I think it’s always fun to go on one of those boat trips that go around the Statue of Liberty, especially when you can get wet. And see the city from the water? I think it’s special. You absolutely must take the boat tour.
Liberty Cruise NYC, 2 East 42nd Street; (212) 643-0080; www.libertycruise.nyc
Times Square “Very popular with people who come to town. I have this comment on my Instagram page that says, “Times Square has evolved over the decades from a haven for the peep-show wanderers who helped make this city so unique to a consumer wonderland where dreams of… wide-eyed Scandinavian homeless can come true. “
Located in Midtown Manhattan, formed by the intersection of Seventh Avenue, 42nd Street and Broadway; Times Square Alliance; (212) 768-1560; www.timessquarenyc.org/