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Best grocery store/farmer's market?
I honestly don't know! I am on such a limited budget, I can't really afford anything but my local Pathmark. Every other morning I go to the bagel store between 48th and 49th streets on Thirteenth Avenue. It's really weird... You get what kind of bagel they give you, you don't actually get a choice, but get one with "tuna and hurif" and you'll be in breakfast heaven.
Best laundromat/dry cleaner?
The most convenient one. I bring a notebook with me or some kind of practical joke. Randomly playing remote controlled prerecorded farm animal sounds when there are old ladies and young children buzzing around is remarkably refreshing. Smiles all around.
Best outdoor spot?
I frequent the Boardwalk. I especially love that really strange roller-rink-type building down on the west end of things past the Abe Stark athletic building. I don't really know what it is, but it's really beautiful and I would love to turn it into a theater and do a show there.
Best place to attend a show/view a piece of art/see a movie?
A great thing about my show is that we're doing it at 59E59, and the venue is amazing. If you haven't seen a show there yet, make The Man Under your first. You'll be rewarded. It's completely worth it. I'm also a huge fan of The Metropolitan Playhouse. It is a hidden theater gem.
Best coffee shop?
I'm a big fan of 2 Moon on Fourth Avenue. It's quiet enough to settle in and do some work, and they are super friendly.
Best subway line/bus?
The D is the fastest subway into and out of deep Brooklyn, which is how I would classify best. The F, however, has the best views. On a clear day around sunset, riding the F over the Gowanus Canal is something magical.
Best date spot?
This question scares me a little bit. I thought we were liberated from these sorts of conventions! Seriously though, if you see my play, you will probably see how hopeless I am regarding these kind of things. The women are really in charge. I have no clue how to do it.