3.27.2012

THE DAY I WALKED A BLOCK IN KATHLEEN KELLY'S SHOES AND WENT RIGHT UP THE STEPS TO HER BROWNSTONE

sunday evening found us wandering near west 90th street and riverside drive. 

when suddenly the air felt..... mossy

and i went--wait a gosh darn minute here--i know this place! 

you see, it was calling to me. 

i wandered just a bit farther. 
i found the right street. 
and then... my breath catches in my chest until i hear three little words...  


kathleen.


 kelly's.


 apartment!

41 comments :

  1. This. is. perfection! I've always wanted to walk past her apartment! Do you know what street it's on? My entire 23 years spent in NYC and I have no idea! (I'm a Lower East Side girl...)

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    1. 330 west 89th street. south side. almost to riverside drive. it FEELS kathleeny there, i swear it! you can't miss it.

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  2. I wonder what lucky person gets to live there now :) How fun and cool would that be?!

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  3. I love your love for "You've Got Mail". I definitely share it with you. One of my favorites. I used to run through Riverside park(just tweeted that to you) and every time I ran, I ran right by the place where Brinkley runs up to her with Joe following. I pictured that scene each time. It was my favorite place to run in NYC!

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  4. oh my goodness, thats only the dream of my life! Someday I'll have to explore it! can you say bucket list!!!!

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  5. love this!
    i pass the mrs. doubtfire house in san francisco from time to time (and the full house one). not as cool as kathleen kelly, but robin williamsish.

    xx jes

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  6. Haha, that's awesome! Mossy!

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  7. can't wait for our ygm shoot!

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  8. I can tell this is one for the bucket list!

    gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  9. So fun and quirky. I want to live there!

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  10. Awesome! I sometimes get so jealous of all your fun adventures in the city, but it sure is fun to get to live vicariously through you.

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  11. Yes! That's so awesome!!

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  12. Growing up in NY, one of my many, many book-homes was the Corner Bookstore, on Madison & 93rd - I think that was partially the inspiration for the Shop Around the Corner. Oh! And I had my own Kathleen Kelly moment the other week: http://www.archiphotovist.com/2012/03/26/book-pusher/

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  13. this seriously got me all teary!

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  14. This whole post just made my entire day. This blog makes my heart smile. Thanks muchly for the happy read. :)
    -Jess

    mylemonadelife.blogspot.com

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  15. I love it. I love You've Got Mail!!! On my to do list on my next trip to NY!

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  16. Look at that place, how fun it would be to live in it!

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  17. It took me a minute to figure it out - I am going to have to check it out the next time we are in the city!

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  18. This completely makes my day, oh how I love Kathleen Kelly!

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  19. Gorgeous. I am having apartment envy

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  20. OH MY GOSH. I want to be Kathleen Kelly when I grow up. This is not a joke.

    Love the script reference.

    Great post!

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  21. Love the movie, love her, love the apartment. Jealous!

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  22. that is so cool! i would be equally excited!

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  23. thats awesome - what a lovely walk!
    we stayed in the UWS on our trip to NYC and stumbled across the restaurant that she was to meet her blind date - its such a lovely area, I preferred it to the UES and even downtown although the village is beautiful and has a great buzz! so great to walk and explore...you're lucky to be living there!

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  24. oh gosh, ever since i saw the movie i said i would live there. how absolutely PERFECT!!!
    xo TJ

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  25. I am going to nyc soon, (I only live in philadelphia so its not that serious) but after reading your entireeee blog back many years, I am going to feel like I am supposed to see you lol. And I just keep telling my husband I want to go to the forever21 you go to... and to eat cupcakes :)

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  26. Oh man. This is just amazing. Did you get emotional? Because, I'm pretty sure I am emotionally tied to that movie...and some of that may have come out if I was standing on Kathleen's doorstep. :)

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  27. ahhhh,it made my heart so happy to see "Kathleen Kelly" in your title!So,so cool!!!!

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  28. YAY!!! This totally cheered me up today. Makes me want to go watch it.

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  29. Love, love, LOVE this movie! Thank you for sharing this post. When I visited NYC a couple of years ago I actually went to Zabar's and all around that area to soak up the
    'movie set' in real life. Such a clever script, story and beautiful setting.

    Sal x

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  30. OH MY GOSH!!!! My favourite movie ever!! I can't believe you found the apartment!! Eeeeeep! That is literally my pick me up movie when i feel all sucky - so yep, this post totally made my day :) xoxo

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