With the summer heat fully encroaching upon our beloved city, we have been blessed with several spottings of some true icons soaking up the sun. We (personally!) crossed paths with longtime legends Patti Smith and Lauren Hutton in Soho and Noho respectively, while some more newfound legends, the boys of K-pop juggernaut BTS, sparked Beatlemania-level frenzy in Tribeca. Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of May 19 — starting with our favorite method actor at (one of) our favorite indie theaters in the city.
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS at THE ANGELIKA, SOHO, MANHATTAN
Daniel Day-Lewis—also known as Abraham Lincoln, Reynolds Woodcock, and the oil man—touched down at the Angelika Wednesday to support another Hollywood icon. The actor reportedly came to see Tilda Swinton’s new film The Souvenir, while Swinton graced the red carpet at Cannes in what we imagine is just one arrow in her quiver of power suits. The galaxy brain apex of this cinephile sighting: The Souvenir follows “a shy but ambitious film student [who] falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man,” per Google. Classic meta Hollywood fare.
PATTI SMITH on BROADWAY, SOHO, MANHATTAN
Two Interview staffers knew they were stumbling upon a diamond in the rough on Wednesday, when they spotted two long gray braids amidst a sea of sweaty tourists and hot dog carts on the Soho stretch of Broadway. It was indeed Patti Smith, an Interview favorite and a downtown darling long before the Broadway arrival of H&M and Nike. Keep on keeping on, Patti. New York needs you.
LAUREN HUTTON at ATLA, NOHO, MANHATTAN
A bit further north, another Interview staffer spotted model Lauren Hutton sitting outside buzzy Mexican eatery ATLA on Thursday evening. Our dutiful spy made sure to note that she had a mint green cashmere sweater draped over her shoulders and had her feet kicked up as she read the newspaper. If Lauren Hutton isn’t heading into Memorial Day weekend right, we don’t know who is.
BTS at IHEARTRADIO, TRIBECA, MANHATTAN
BTS, the Korean pop boy band shattering records and teenage hearts the world over, officially touched down in New York this week for their Sunday concert at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. On Tuesday night, they appeared on iHeartRadio, bringing over a hundred loyal members of the BTS “ARMY” (which reportedly stands for “Adorable Representative M.C for Youth”) to the Tribeca studio. According to Gothamist, “The increasingly anxious crowd, made up mostly of young women, climbed atop police barriers on Lispenard Street, breathlessly waiting near huge mounds of garbage from the Sheraton Tribeca.” With a performance last week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in which they paid tribute to the Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Show appearances, the band is surely arousing a fandom that rivals the mania of the Fab Four. Let’s just hope no one gets seriously injured.