Almost a year ago, we wrote an article asking ourselves: “Is the Upper East Side finally cool?”
Yes, the UES had scenes from Gossip Girl and several from Sex and the City filmed here. Movie trucks are parked on the street both day and night and celebrity sightings aren’t anything out of the ordinary, either.
For example, two nights ago my dog met — and sniffed — Geraldo Rivera’s own canines (Rivera didn’t seem willing to enter into a conversation) and I am pretty sure it was Candice Bergen who stopped last year to pat the same furry companion. I should have gotten him an agent; he’s really a looker.
Still, despite our affluent, sometimes celebrity-status neighbors, we often find ourselves traveling to far away places like Soho for a good bowl of pasta. This might soon change with the opening of revered chef Michael White’s Ristorante Morini. However, considering the fact that I love Marea Ristorante and hate Osteria Morini, that is left to be seen.
Having said that, I must confess that I love my Upper East Side and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. That’s when I got the idea: Wouldn’t be nice if we had scouts on the ground in each neighborhood? Scouts who kept everyone informed about what is happening in terms of shopping? And then I thought to myself, why can’t I be that scout?
That’s precisely why I took on the role as the Upper East Side’s Stylish City Ambassador. Take that, Ms. Wintour. This is one ambassadorship you are not going to get.
So, that covers one New York neighborhood. What about the rest of them? Well, I need your help. If you want to be a Stylish City Ambassador, contact me at [email protected].
Here are the “districts” — Stylish Games anyone? — we have to cover. And yes, you will receive compensation for articles written.
East Village, Alphabet City, Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Soho, Meatpacking, Noho, Nolita, Tribeca, West Village, Huson Square
Battery Park City, City Hall, South Street Seaport, Wall Street
Midtown East, Beekman Place, Flatiron, Gramercy Park & Union Square, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village, Sutton Place, Tudor City, Turtle Bay / United Nations
Central Park, SouthChelsea, Clinton / Hells Kitchen, Garment District & Herald Square, Koreatown, Midtown West, Theater District
Upper East Side
Carnegie Hill, Gracie Point, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Roosevelt Island
Lincoln Square, Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side
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