“I consider New York home,” says Jeremy Sisto, who, having played a Californian in the ’90s cult classic “Clueless” and HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” has been living the bi-coastal life with his wife and two children for more than 10 years. Now 45, the West Villager stars in CBS’ “FBI,” which is filming its second season in New York. He tells The Post about his favorite weekend spots.
We love riding our kick scooters around the entire city — even in the winter, unless the weather is really bad. My kids are 10 and 7 now, so we’ll head to the west side to Hudson River Park. We’ll play soccer on the fake grass and scoot around all the piers. We love watching the skaters at the Pier 62 Skatepark.
The parks are what I love about the city. We love scooting over to Washington Square Park, too. To me, that is New York. Every corner of the park offers a different vibe. There’s musicians, people writing poetry on the spot, and lots of New York characters — some sketchier than others. It’s a tourist trap to some degree and it’s kitschy to some degree, but it’s what I miss about being young. That idea of searching and exploring and learning how to express myself. To feel alive in the city.
After scooting around, we’ll stop for lunch. My family loves Cowgirl on Hudson. They have this amazing chopped salad with chicken and avocado and jack cheese. But it comes with this lemon vinaigrette dressing that’s so good, I’ve tried — and failed — to re-create it many times.
My wife and I really like Hudson Clearwater for dinner. It’s unassuming from the outside, you wouldn’t even know it’s a restaurant. I always order the burrata appetizer and the pan-roasted bass.
I cherish Carmine Street Guitars. I go in and play the guitars and usually threaten to buy some. I also love Smalls Jazz Club on West 10th. I go there all the time. I don’t even look at who’s playing, because I know it is going to be someone great.
New York also beats LA when it comes to having theaters that play independent movies. I love going to the IFC or the Angelika. These are theaters that take chances on something unique and not just about winning the day with some new blockbuster. It’s shameful that in LA, you have to drive really far to find an independent theater — or even have to drive around at all.