Sex and the City Star Misses ... the City

On eve of movie release, Parker recalls bygone Manhattan
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 2:57 PM CDT
From left, Sex And The City actors Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis arrive at the 2008 Point Foundation Benefit on Monday, April 7, 2008, in New York.    (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – When Sarah Jessica Parker laments the old Manhattan that is slowly eroding—coffee shops and bodegas closing, Sex and the City bus tours parked outside Magnolia Bakery—her husband, Mathew Broderick, tells it to her straight: “That’s your fault!” New York magazine sits down with the star, who reminisces about the city of her youth.

“It was meant to be a Utopia,” she says of a childhood spent camping on Roosevelt Island, moving constantly, pursuing theater, and skirting the poverty line. “When I arrived in the city in 1976, New York was financially a wreck. But to me it’s the New York that Matthew and I literally try to find every day of our lives.”