Daniel Radcliffe has been living in and around NYC for some time, although he still calls London his home, but we won’t hold that against him. Back in early 2014 he did an interview with NYC Go giving his take on life here in our fair city. It’s always fun to get other people’s take on what they love about New York and where they hang out so we thought we would do a little editing and give you the highlights, if you have a burning desire to read the rest, NYCgo still has it over on their site.
What do you look forward to doing in New York each time you come back?
DR: The food here is wonderful—not that I’m particularly sophisticated by any stretch of the imagination. I live in the West Village, and I go to Ditch Plains all the time. I recently got really excited because I realized it was owned by Marc Murphy, one of the judges on Chopped. Commerce is also fantastic, and my friend just introduced me to The Grey Dog. I also love this place called Fat Cat because I enjoy playing Ping-Pong.
What about New York is more enjoyable to you than London?
DR: I don’t know if it’s because in London we do sort of have gray weather the whole year round, but there is a genuine positivity to New York. London is quite a cynical city in some ways—it doesn’t have quite the same energy about it that New York does.
What plans do you have for summer in the City? Are you going to go out to the Hamptons?
DR: I don’t have time to go to the Hamptons! I will just be going to parks and chilling out with friends there. There’s nothing more enjoyable than sitting with friends and reading and talking rubbish on a brilliant, sunny New York day.
So there you have it, if we see him, or hear of him anywhere out in the Hamptons this summer, he’s going to get an earful.