Lower East Side Pre-War Apartment Tour with Sarah Jacobson

NYC living is so unique in that each area has a cultural theme worth exploring. Summer weather is glorious this year and with Covid restrictions lifted I had to take you to the Lower East Side to see Sarah Jacobson @_thegrandapartment 's fabulous 1 bedroom Coop pre-war apartment. When you step into her home it has a feeling of glam mixed with cozy elements. The beauty of living in this neighborhood is that you can walk to the cutest coffee shops and there are so many restaurants worth visiting. To see the live tour of Sarah's pad check out my IGTV video @tanika_nyclifestyle .

Sarah's Take on Living in NYC

1. How does it feel living in a Coop building in NYC for six years and what have you learned about living here? I can't believe it's been almost six years! Time flies. Not sure whether this question is about living in my apartment or in NYC (where I've lived for over a decade), but I think both have taught me to be strong, independent, and resilient. New York City isn't always the easiest place to live, but it's incredibly rewarding, in so many ways--the diversity, the vibrance, the culture, the energy, THE FOOD. People say New York hardens you, but I think what it actually does is shapes you into your truest, toughest self.

2. What are some of your favorite spots in NYC? I have far too many to list, so here are a handful of my favorites: Fiat Cafe in Nolita for a giant $9 bowl of pasta. Little Canal (my neighborhood coffee shop!) for the perfect iced latte. Kiki's on Division Street for food and ambience that makes you feel like you're actually in Greece instead of just south of Canal Street. The Elizabeth Street Garden. The corner of 9th and C. The view from the bottom of the island, south of the Seaport. The Cloisters (MAGICAL!). And just about any bike route at golden hour.

3. Do you plan on leaving NYC in the near future? If so, where are you headed next? As Fran Lebowitz says in Pretend It's a City, "Here's the thing. If there was anot