Not everything is pretty on Perry Street! Sarah Jessica Parker has upset the owners of the NYC townhouse where Carrie Bradshaw hypothetically resided on Sex and the City, after the actress posted photos on the steps of the West Village home to promote her eponymous shoe line.
After years of fielding SATC fans who’ve made the pilgrimage to 66 Perry St. to see the storied steps, the owners of the West Village home had placed a sign in front that reads, “Do NOT go on staircase please.”
Parker, though, laid out a line of her shoes on the stoop of the home on Oct. 7, after the sign and a chain were installed. “It was take your @sjpcollection shoes to work day,” she wrote on Instagram from the SJP Collection handle. “#longdayforCarrie #whewwwwthosesteps #runninginheels #taxi!”
That same day, Parker posted a photo on her personal Instagram account, where she was snapped on the steps with a bunch of shoes scattered below.
According to Page Six, the homeowners were unhappy with Parker’s “unauthorized” photo shoot. The president of the Perry Street Association, Gerald Banu, told the paper: “I heard about the shoot. They didn’t get the permission from the owner. The situation with SATC visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed.” See more pics of Parker at Carrie’s apartment.
The iconic brownstone went on sale in March 2012, selling for nearly $10 million. As seen in the Sex and the City movies (2008 and 2010), Bradshaw ultimately moved out of the brownstone when she wed Mr. Big (Chris Noth). Still, Banu reasoned that the home has remained a fixture for the tourists who flock to see the home of the HBO series’ heroine.
Banu also gave the writers of the possible third sequel of the film some advice. “The only thing I could suggest to SJP is that when they write the next script,” he said, “please have Carrie move to a new address.”
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