Best of NYC
Essential New York: Tony's hit list
It's time for our annual ode to the city we call home, but this year, instead of one list of reasons we wouldn't want to
live anywhere else, we've put together 59 of them, including more than 400 people, places and things that make our city
the greatest place on earth. From Staten Island mandolin shop to the last stop on the 4 train
in the Bronx, the best of NYC is on our lists... Whether they're iconic
standbys or surprising discoveries, the items on our Essential
lists are what makes New York unlike any other city in the world.
EIGHT UNDERGROUND SENSATIONS
SHE CAME, SHE SAWED, Natalia Paruz (a.k.a. the Saw LAdy) has played Lincoln Center, but you can catch her while waiting
for the N train at Union Square.
After being struck by a cab when she was a budding modern dancer, Paruz, 28, found a new calling when she heard a saw
player in austria. The upbeat musician plays Avery fisher Hall in December, but you'll still find her at Union Square,
Grand Central and Time Square.