chloë sevigny's ultimate nyc spots

As we launch Chloë Sevigny's Guide to Being a New Yorker, we ask the city's downtown darling where she eats, shops, and plays.

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Mar 17 2015, 11:05am

Miss Sevigny may have left her longtime East Village garden apartment for parkside Brooklyn digs, but she's still one of the city's ultimate cheerleaders. Particularly for the authentic spots that just won't quit - think Veselka, Max Fish. Of course, the film pokes fun at New York's tendency to replace scrubby cultural landmarks with generic chains. And our collective habit of bemoaning those changes. Stingy Lulu's, the Saint Mark's Place diner where Chloë met Jay McInerney for the iconic New Yorker profile christening her an It girl twenty years ago, is now a touristy Belgian pub. But there's plenty of magic left, both old standbys and new discoveries. Chloë selects the ultimate NYC spots for i-D:

Best place to sit and read: The subway.

Best subway line:‎ The Q.

Best power breakfast spot: Cafe Mogador101 Saint Mark's Place.

Best place for a mani/pedi: Any local where you get to know the ladies.

Best place to spend hours mindlessly shopping: The East Village.

Best place to take a teen to pierce her ears: St Mark's Place.

Best sock shop: Sock Man,  27 St. Mark's Place.

Best place to dance all night: The Pyramid101 Avenue A.

Best place to meet a brokenhearted friend: Macrobiotic restaurant Souen325 East 6th St. 

Best place to thrift shop: Vintage Thrift286 Third Avenue.

Best place for a hamburger and fries: The Odeon145 West Broadway.

Best place to hear music:‎ Union Pool484 Union Ave., Brooklyn. 

Best place for a pizza party: Lil' Frankies Pizzeria19 First Avenue.

Best Eloise uptown spot: The Carlyle35 East 76th St.