The Best Spots In NYC, According To Sarah Sophie Flicker

Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Sophie Flicker.
Sarah Sophie Flicker: political activist, writer, producer, performance artist, vintage-clothing whiz, and the creative force behind NYC musical troupe The Citizens Band — a crazy-talented group that came together in response to the 2004 election. Is it any wonder that this incredibly busy young mom also considers herself a diehard New Yorker? She's one of those people who not only loves the city; she feeds off its energy.

"The streets of New York are endlessly inspiring to me," Flicker tell us. "I'm a fan of the subway, as well. I love the connection we have to each other, the random interactions, the camaraderie of the city. I will talk to just about anyone, so New York is the perfect home for me. This city highlights our connection to each other, how well we can get along."

In anticipation of The Citizens Band's latest must-see performance at Irving Plaza tomorrow night (grab your tickets here), we asked Flicker — who, like the rest of us, suffers from the occasional bout of FOGO — for the lowdown on some of her very favorite spots in New York City. From her go-to coffee joint to the places she goes when she needs a creative boost, read on for her picks!

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Best Coffee Spot
"My kitchen. We order our coffee online from Aldo's in the Northfork. He roasts the best. It's dark and greasy and old-school style. I also love the Iris Café on Columbia Place in Brooklyn."
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Best Spots For Kids
"Now that it's spring, we love any of the great parks in Brooklyn. There's nothing better than getting a bunch of families and friends together, and letting the kids go wild. Adults can lounge with beverages, and the kids get such a great sense of freedom in a pack. Brooklyn Heights Promenade is great for bike riding and playgrounds. In the winter, we hunker down in our kitchen (again) and try to get a bunch of kids over."
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Best Spots To Meet Up With Friends
"I know, I know, this is getting redundant, but our house. We love throwing dinner parties. But, we also love Speedy Romeo and Roberta's for pizza. Henry Public on weekends. If we are going to the park, we'll go by Sahadi's on Atlantic. It's the greatest store with homemade Mediterranean food, cheese, groceries, and just about the nicest people ever own it. The Deep End Club is my official girl-gang hang out. They have teach-ins, fashion parties, crafting, readings, and I have endless meetings there with Tennessee Thomas (the owner, who I work with) and our pals."
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Best Spots For Inspiration
"I'm excited to go the new Whitney. I love Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Dustin has created a beautiful space there, and it's a big part of our community. It's excellent on weekends for the family."
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Best Spot For A Celebratory Dinner
"Okay, okay, other than our living room, Supper in the East Village has all these cozy little rooms. We recently had a really fun birthday celebration there."
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Best Views Of The City
"Driving across the Brooklyn Bridge is stunning. Also, for the summer, take the New York Water Taxi. You get to see the city from a totally new perspective. Our kids had their minds blown the first time we did it."
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Best Places To See Art
"I wish we went to more. It's tough with three kids for sure. I love the New Museum. We also love the Brooklyn Museum. It's manageable for the kids, and they always have great exhibits. We loved the Kehinde Wiley show that was just there."
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Best Movie Theaters
"Again, I wish we saw more. #Goals. BAM is great. The Film Forum is great."

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