What makes you a true New Yorker?
We asked notable city dwellers to share their recommendations and advice.
Wed Mar 28 2012
Joe Zee, creative director of Elle and host of All on the Line with Joe Zee
“The cliché of ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ is the best description of a city where you can get anything you want, anytime you want. My first real feeling of being a true New Yorker was when I walked around on New Year’s Day the first year I arrived and realized everything was open.”
“A true New Yorker will always have an early Sunday morning breakfast—whether it’s coming home super late from a party or waking up early to enjoy the quiet of the city—in the greasiest diner-dive possible, with the Sunday papers. I love going to La Bonbonniere (28 Eighth Ave between 12th and Jane Sts; 212-741-9266) in the West Village with my Sunday Times and New York Post on early Sunday mornings. There’s nothing more special than [getting] eggs and bacon from there and leaving smelling like the food.”