How did the Stars of Mean Girls, SpongeBob, Be More Chill, and More Spend Their Summers?
From going to coffee shops, seeing theatre in the borough, and more, SpongeBob’s Ethan Slater spends his summer exploring Brooklyn.
“One of the things I have really loved about being in Brooklyn is that there are so many places that I love to walk to. I’ll think when I’m walking, and I feel really nourished by it.”
“There is so much about Brooklyn that I love,” Slater explains. “I love the brownstone vibe. Being able to sit on my stoop and know my neighbors. The parks that I can go to.”
“Times Square is wonderful and Broadway is amazing, but it’s a lot. There is so much hustle and bustle in Manhattan. Even just the high buildings and the concentration of people, there is so much happening. It is so nice to have a space away, to get into different kind of vibe,” Slater says about his Brooklyn neighborhood.
Mean Girls’ Ashley Park makes the most of the warm summer weather to visit the farmers market, an activity she developed a love of with her family while growing up. “The farmers market every Saturday morning is something I grew up with. I’m from Ann Harbor, Michigan and that is something the city really prides itself on: locally grown and local markets.”
"I especially love [the Tucker Square Greenmarket] because it reminds me of The King and I. Every Thursday and Saturday, whenever I would walk from my apartment to The King and I, I’d always stop by."
Tucker Square Greenmarket
"I love color and brightness and light. [In New York], all you see is concrete—I miss greenery. And a farmers market is the most color you get in the city!"
To beat the heat, Be More Chill's George Salazar frequently visits Milk Bar, Christina Tosi’s award-winning bakery. “My sister introduced me to Milk Bar. I’ve been a huge fan of it for as long as I can remember. Christina Tosi is one of my culinary heroes.
"I have such a sweet tooth, and there is a joy and a child-like wonder to Milk Bar!”