Some 20 years in the past, when he was a New Child on the Block dwelling in Tribeca, Joey McIntyre thought-about Riverside Drive “no man’s land.” However final summer time, after 15 years in Los Angeles, the 46-year-old singer/songwriter moved his household to the Higher West Facet. “There’s a lot soul right here, and historical past,” the Boston native says. He’s additionally nearer to Broadway, the place he’ll step into “Waitress” on Feb. 4. He tells BARBARA HOFFMAN the place you’ll discover him when he’s offstage.
Now we have three little youngsters — our daughter is 7, and the boys are 9 and 11 — and we’ll sit back Saturday mornings over breakfast. Our children love to cook dinner, and now we have a type of enjoyable pancake competitors. Then I get to go for a run up Riverside Park, previous Fairway, towards the GW [Bridge]. If I’m going all the best way, it’s 13 miles there and again, however principally, it’s only a 6-mile run.
I bike so much. I began with Citi Bike, which is nice, then I purchased a motorbike. Even with the chilly, you bundle up and it’s one of the simplest ways to get round Manhattan. You’re buzzing round and also you pinch your self: “I’m at 53rd and Sixth, and I don’t have to seize a cab!” Me and the boys had been going for a motorbike trip alongside the Hudson someday, however it was tremendous windy and chilly. They had been doing their greatest, however I mentioned, “Guys, let’s get one thing to eat.” We turned up 96th to Broadway and located this wonderful noodle store, Naruto Ramen, between 99th and 100th streets. It’s small, however scrumptious.
Generally, I’ll seize the youngsters and say, “Let’s have a brunch-ish factor at Barney Greengrass.” I’ve been making an attempt to go as typically as I can since I moved again right here. My spouse’s grandmother, who’s 93 and dwelling in Florida, grew up on 86th and Broadway, and her mother had a brassiere and girdle store the place the Dunkin’ Donuts is now, close to Barney Greengrass. So there’s historical past there, and the fellows with their lab coats — it’s all New York hustle and bustle, “Whaddya need?” bada increase, bada bing. However the whitefish!
Our pre-theater go-to is Trattoria Dell’Arte. I’ve been going there for, like, a strong 20 years. I like the antipasto bar. You’ll be able to stroll in, sit there and it’s scrumptious. I met lots of cool folks there over time.
We go to the pure historical past museum so much. Not too long ago, we requested the youngsters, “Would you like to see a film, or the museum?” and so they picked the museum. I believed, Wow, we’re doing one thing proper.
We even have a Yorkie, Duncan, who’s tiny, however not at 4:30 within the morning when he needs to get out of the mattress. I’m like, “Dude, again down!” He likes assembly different canine, which you don’t actually get in LA. He likes his little walks. It’s a New York factor: You get within the elevator, it’s 6 within the morning, it’s chilly — all that stuff is quintessential New York. You will have to settle for it, or it’ll eat you alive.