5 in 5: 5 questions in five minutes ... all about NYC
Joe Zee is host of “All on the Line,” the can-this-designer-be-saved fashion rescue show that airs Fridays at 9:30 p.m. on the Sundance Channel.
What would you most like to see done in NYC? Fix the transportation system! I would love for that Second Avenue subway to be finished so we’d have more access to the Upper East Side. That subway line is a lot like creating a fashion line — a very drawn-out process that takes longer than you think it will and costs more than you think it will.
What are the city’s most under appreciated fashion and food spots? There’s this little boutique on the Upper East Side called Edit that’s a real gem — we put it in our first episode. It’s amazingly well-curated with Narciso Rodriguez, Stella McCartney and Fendi. It feels almost like you’re walking into someone’s closet. And when you’re in the mood for ramen, Minca on East Fifth Street dishes up really authentic, straight-up Class A ramen noodles and miso for under $10.
What’s your current must-see in NYC? The Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at the Guggenheim. The installation is amazing: All his work — animals, busts — is strung up and suspended on ropes, so you can view it as you walk up the rotunda!
What secret do you know about the city that no one else does? If you want a place to park your car, there are places in the depths of the East Village — in the alphabets — with no time constraints. The East Village is one of my favorite places — East Ninth Street is really old New York.Finish this sentence: Being a New Yorker means …
Being alive every minute.