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Kristin Chenoweth
"Christmas time is very special. And whenever my family is in town, I still am a sucker for the Radio City Christmas Show. I love it."

Kristin Chenoweth’s New York

Kristin Chenoweth is an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. She has starred on Broadway ('Promises, Promises,' 'Wicked') in television ('Pushing Daisies,' 'Glee,' 'The Good Wife') and on film ('Family Weekend,' 'You Again')

What do you love about New York?

1. I love Cafe Lalo, it’s very sentimental for me because I would go there when I had zero money. When I first moved to New York, me and my two roommates lived around the corner. We had a one bedroom. Two people slept in the double bed and we rotated. I was working at the Paper Mill Playhouse and was making a few hundred dollars a week. Once a week after the show on Saturday night, I would come back into the city and meet my roommates. I would save all my money and we would have dessert at Cafe Lalo. Back then, that was a splurge.

2. Also, Christmas time is very special. And whenever my family is in town, I still am a sucker for the Radio City Christmas Show. I love it. The first time I saw it was probably 20 years ago. I thought, I would never be tall enough to be a Rockette. But I could play one of the munchkins.

3. As far as activities, I like going to the West Side Highway. And now there’s the whole pier. I like to put my headphones on and walk. It’s where I like to spend a lot of my alone time especially when the weather is nice and I can just walk. The water is very, very calming to me—that’s why I like to go there. I usually start around 76th Street, and I can walk all the way down to 14th and come back. It’s a great walk. Walking is underrated as an exercise. And that view is beautiful.

 

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