The dancer/musician/model/choreographer (and more) shares her go-to spots for comfy couches, happy hour specials and live music every Monday
I’m not really into alcohol, but I’m a pro dancer who loves to eat. I like the oyster happy hour at Concord Hill. Fun, chill, early-eve meet-up spot with friends.
374 Graham Ave, (347) 463-9322, concordhillbk.com
Four Five Six
My favorite local BK hang. They have good food, drinks, chill vibes, outdoor space and live music and it’s right by my house. I basically consider it my backyard. I particularly like that they have big comfy couches. Reminds me of the ’90s coffee shop vibe.
199 Richardson St, (347) 335-0056, fourfivesix.nyc
It’s close to my house, and I have friends who play there every Monday Night for The Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir. I like things that are regular. New York can be sometimes a hard place to build community because it’s so big, but when there’s something regular, where you know you’ll see the same people, it’s a nice feeling.
And they have a taco stand and a nice outside area. I think those are the common denominators I like: food, a good outside area and good live music.
484 Union Ave, (718) 609-0484, union-pool.com
Center for Performance Research
It’s a cool little dance studio. I do shows there, and they have really affordable rehearsal space for artists.
361 Manhattan Ave, (718) 349-1210, cprnyc.org
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[This interview has been edited and condensed.]