You may know actress Ali Stover best from her role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Stover chats with BELLA for our NY 9, read more…
Best thing about living in NYC?
The best thing about living in NYC is the people! New Yorkers are straightforward, real and also the first to help someone in need. I think because it’s such a tough city everyone is always ready to give a hand to another person. It’s also so diverse which is wonderful because you can easily learn about other cultures and customs. It’s really a melting pot of ideas! You never know what interesting person you might meet here.
Favorite NYC restaurant?
My favorite restaurant is The River Café in Brooklyn. It has such a romantic feel and the views are incredible. It’s a great way to take in New York.
My favorite neighborhood is Long Island City. It’s right on the water and it feels so much like a neighborhood within the city. There’s people walking their dogs and stopping to talk to each other. People really get to know their neighbors there. It also has some good restaurants.
The best part of my job is…
The best part of my job is stepping into someone else’s shoes and living there for a period of time. It’s so interesting to explore the human condition and to empathize with circumstances that are not your own. Hopefully it’s work that creates thought or gives someone a laugh. I also get to work with some really interesting, hard-working, and introspective people.
A visit to New York isn’t complete until…
A visit to New York isn’t complete until you’ve gone to The Top of The Rock at Rockefeller Center. On one side you can see the Empire State Building and all of lower Manhattan and on the other is sweeping views of Central Park. You’re basically looking out over the entire city and it’s not only picturesque but thought provoking in terms of taking in so much of the city at once.
Subways or cabs?
Subways. So quick and so easy. It’s also great for people watching.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I’ve ever received is that you don’t know what’s around the corner. Life is really an adventure and you don’t know where it’s going to take you.
Must-have beauty item?
Must have beauty item is sunscreen. I wear it every day rain or shine.
What’s your definition of beauty?
My definition of beauty is kindness towards other people. Someone who takes the time to care how another person might feel and acts accordingly. I think that type of sensitivity towards others is true beauty. The kind of life you live shows on your face and inner goodness shows outwardly.
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