Arielle Sherman • Film Editor

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MEET ARIELLE SHERMAN

FILM EDITOR

Everyone has that one friend that they can count on for a straight-up, no BS, get-your-shit-together kind of conversation. However, most people can't say that it's the same friend they can count on to lead them to a seedy Bulgarian club (complete with an ice cage) and make them love it. Luckily, this person does exist and her name is Arielle Sherman. Hailing from the ample, green hills of Northern California, Arielle came to New York to make waves in the film industry. Aside from being immune to the global obsession with celebrities (stories about her run-ins with Jim Carrey, Hugh Grant, and the like are rarely told), Arielle is not one to brag about the tremendous strides she's made for someone who's only 25.

I was honored and excited when Arielle agreed to be featured on BWOB not only because she is one of my favorite people on the planet, but also because she is an expert at balancing her intense professional life with her social life: a coveted skill in this city. I have no doubt that the places on her go-to list will become a staple for anyone who decides to go for themselves. 

INTERVIEW: MADELINE TURNER

PHOTOGRAPHY: MOR WEIZMAN

 

SHOP: URBAN JUNGLE

It's the perfect spot to find all those ridiculous outfits you didn't even realize you were missing. I've been a fan of thrift stores for a long time. I went to high school in San Francisco, and after school we would walk over to Haight and spend hours in the funky little thrift stores that lined the street. Urban Jungle reminds me of those stores and why I loved thrift shopping in the first place. I am always surprised by the hidden gems just waiting to be discovered on the clothes racks!

Urban Jungle

118 Knickerbocker Ave., BKLYN

@urbanjungle118

 

DANCE: HER ROOM

My room. Or Tandem in Bushwick. But mainly my room. Whenever I hear a beat I like, I instinctively just start moving. In my room, luckily,  there's no one there to make me self conscious about my ridiculous dance moves. Tandem has the small little back room that after about 1am turns into a grimy little electronic dancehall, where everyone's just looking to forget about the daily stresses and dance it out. 

Tandem

236 Troutman St., BKLYN

@tandembar

 

TAKE A DUDE: TORTILLERIA MEXICANA LOS HERMANOS

Otherwise known as the tortilla factory. The food is fresh, delicious and cheap, plus you sit in a garage under a disco ball and it's BYOB. Every guy friend I take here never wants to leave. My favorite thing to order is the Cecina Tostada. Cecina is a type of dried salted beef, and it comes on a crispy mini tortilla, covered with beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, radish, and cilantro. Just writing about it is making me crave one. 

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

271 Starr St., BKLYN

 

EAT: ROBERTA'S

...but only during brunch time. Going with a bunch of friends and getting the Lil' Stinker with an egg on it is the perfect weekend brunch.

Roberta's

261 Moore St., BKLYN

@robertaspizza

 

TAKE A GIRLFRIEND: ART BAR

The back room is perfect for relaxing on a comfy couch, chatting, and eating their curly fries.

Art Bar

52 8th Ave., NYC

@artbarnyc

 

GUILTY PLEASURE TOURIST ATTRACTION: TIMES SQUARE

I know it's loud and crowded and no one knows where they're going, but you can't beat the energy pulsating through the streets.

Times Square

42nd St. and Broadway, NYC

@timessquarenyc

 

READ: THE SUBWAY

I have a tendency to get so engrossed in my book that I miss my stop, but It's worth it.

 

THINK: A SALVAGED ARMCHAIR IN MY ROOM