Thursday, September 23, 2010


Several readers sent along the New York magazine Q-and-A with 19-year-old actress Sarah Hyland, who lives in the East Village.

Some excerpts!

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Carrie Bradshaw or Mickey Rooney. When I was 15 I thought I was [Carrie] reincarnated. And I just love Mickey Rooney! Who doesn't? He's so tiny and cute.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
It really depends. If they really look like they're having a hard time, then yes. But I've seen so many people in the East Village pretend they're missing a leg and then they pull it out of nowhere and walk away with all the money they got during the day. So it really depends. I usually give money to talented-musician panhandlers.

I have no idea why you people sent me this link. I like Mickey Rooney too. So, lay off. She's only 19.


Anonymous said...

Who is this person?

esquared™ said...

gotta give her credit for this:

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The old Times Square, as in early aughts ... I don't like these new chairs in the middle of the street everywhere.

esquared™ said...


that would just be a partial credit.

[i didn't know that times square in the decade of 2000-2010 is considered "old" times square.]

EV Grieve said...

@ anon

Uh, I have no idea.

Didn't she play one of Howard Stern's daughters in Private Parts?

Anonymous said...

she looks (and talks like) she is 12.

blue glass said...

it's old times square to her - she's only 19 - 10 years ago is more than half her life - she was only 9 at athe start of that decade of the old times square

if you're older than 30 half your life is a considerable amount of time.
do you remember when you first said something like "i remember that, it was over 20 years ago" and how old that made you feel?

Marty Wombacher said...

"But I've seen so many people in the East Village pretend they're missing a leg and then they pull it out of nowhere"

I just got an Eddie Murphy "Trading Places" flashback.

EV Grieve said...

@Marty 'I can see! I can see! I have...I have legs.'

esquared™ said...

@ blue glass

the times square of early 2000's is no different than the late 2000's and today, to me, at least. i'm giving her credit for being nostalgic for her 'old' days (and not liking the new chairs). she has at least a sense of what we grieve for -- the stuff that are constantly vanishing. am not bashing her for her notion of the 'old times square'.

and it made me 20 years older by asking that question.

Anonymous said...

Why are we asking questions of a 19 year old?

Anonymous said...

She's on the show Modern Family, just to clarify.

Anonymous said...

I have no legs...I have no legs