The People in Your Neighborhood: Kate Lyn Sheil, Actress

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03/08/2011 10:39 AM |

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In this iteration of These Are the People in Your Neighborhood—our local tours guided by prominent local artists—we visit Kate Lyn Sheil. The NYU-educated actress, a familiar face in recent DIY indies, was last seen as the sweetly deadpan Dory in the Greenpoint-shot Gabi on the Roof in July; she’ll soon to be seen in the feature Green, from Gabi star/producer Sophia Takal, which has its World Premiere next week at SXSW.

Neighborhood?
Greenpoint

Best place to people watch?
Anywhere is good when you’ve got binoculars.

Best place to drink?
Anywhere is good when you’ve got a brown paper bag.

Best restaurant?
Cinamoon

Best bookstore or record store?
Academy Records

Best grocery store/farmer’s market?
Brooklyn Kitchen

Best laundromat?
Laundry Land II

Best outdoor spot?
My backyard

Best place to attend a show/view a piece of art/see a movie?
Anthology Film Archives.

Best coffee shop?
Variety

Best subway line?
L

Best date spot?
Peter Pan Donuts

Best person whose name you don’t know?
Anyone who works at Peter Pan Donuts

According to neighborhood folklore, are there any celebrities living in the area?
Yes.

Which are there more of: dogs, bodega cats, strollers, American Apparel ads, or old men on stoops?
I’m not sure.

What’s missing from your neighborhood?
A movie theater

What’s been the biggest change since you’ve moved in?
I broke up with my boyfriend.

It’s a Saturday night in October. You don’t feel like traveling very far but are antsy for a night out. Where do you go?
Cinamoon.