Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano, Founders of Fashion Blog Refinery 29, Love Chinese Massage Parlors and Grandma
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Clothes for Under $100 and Best Boutique for Effortless Style. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things.
Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano are the co-founders of fashion blog Refinery 29.
Best/worst thing you've seen on the subway
Philippe von Borries: A man with a chicken in a bag. Justin Stefano: Best? Pole Dancing. Worst? Pole Dancing.
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Best secret shopping spot in New York?
Best neighborhood for street-fashion photos?
P: Crosby Street. J: NOLITA.
Best thing you can only find in New York that the rest of the world is missing out on?
P: Touring the world's cuisine by way of the 7 train. J: Di Fara's Pizza, and my grandmother.
Favorite New York fashion designer?
Philippe: Rag & bone. Justin: Steven Alan.
Favorite street performer?
J: The guy who hangs out in the tunnel between the 1/9 and F trains at 14th Street, covering Beatles songs. Always a different haircut.
Best New York celebrity sighting?
P: Mariah rolling up in her new Maybach. J: Jay-Z. Or maybe Bill Clinton.
Best hiding place in the city?
P: Any Chinese massage parlor. J: The Upper East Side. No one I know goes there.
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