Sarah Jessica Parker Says Living Out Your Dreams In New York City Is 'Extinct In Some Ways'
Sarah Jessica Parker has some feelings about the current state of New York City.
“It’s not like the city is without its flaws and faults; I mean, there are big problems. And it’s not the city that promises everything anymore, it can’t be,” the Divorce star expresses in the latest issue of The Edit, where she serves as the current cover star.
“People don’t come to New York and live as a ballet dancer or an artist or a writer, or an engineer or an architect or a teacher – they can’t. I mean, they can’t [afford to] live in Brooklyn, you know? There is no place to pioneer anymore, and that’s a real problem,” Sarah added. “So in terms of that promise, coming here to live your dream, I would say that’s extinct in some ways. But the relationship that you can have with the city, its uniqueness, hasn’t changed. I don’t think New York is always pretty. It’s not as old as London – it doesn’t have as many important buildings, we didn’t keep things, we didn’t cherish or protect landmarks – so we don’t have all that beauty, nor do we have the history. But there is something. It has a sparkle.”
Sarah served as moderator for her good friend Andy Cohen‘s Andy Cohen In Conversation panel at 92nd Street Y in support of his new book “Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries” on Thursday (November 17) in New York City.