Amy Hargreaves’s Zen Moment

The “Homeland” and “13 Reasons Why” actor has a relaxed attitude about home and family life. Her secret? A washing machine.

Comments: 10

  1. The description " Spanish Harlem" in this article rankled me. The last time I heard this description was in 1966 when I first came to NYC after college. How about retiring this description? East Harlem may be more accurate or even Uptown Manhattan.

  2. You're either too sensitive or unnecessarily PC; native New Yorkers-way back when and now-still call it that. It's not a pejorative.

  3. Uptown Manhattan? Yes, real estate people would like that, wouldn't they? Re-name every neighbourhood that sounds too shabby or unpalatable to a more acceptable new name so they can sell it easier to the moneyed class. Nice touch.

  4. Lovely lifestyle profile - except the part about animal skins. Shame on anyone who still uses animal skins as decor.

  5. I didn't notice the animal skins; I was too busy laughing at her for not understanding how anyone with children lives in an apartment without a washer/dryer.

  6. So you don't own any leather products at all? Yeah. Sure.

  7. When I first started dating the man who is now my husband I was intrigued that he would invite me to do my laundry at his apartment, where he’d installed a washer & dryer. Later, I joked to my mother- in- law that I’d married him for them. She thought that was a pretty good reason!
    In NYC it truly is life-changing, having a washer & dryer in your home. Just like so many other things non-NYers take for granted: a backyard, a garage, an outdoor grill. Here, it is a luxury unavailable to most.

  8. Looks like a very nice home Amy. Thanks for opening it to us.

  9. She's a terrific actor. Thanks for featuring her.

  10. I like the simple and clean look of her decor. Aside from those luxuries mentioned by a reader/commenter, there is another one: An open view from a nyc apartment is precious and rare. I’ve seen many apartments in person and in listing photos where windows look out to a wall you can almost touch, it’s depressing. Building permits were given in the past and are being given now by city authorities without regard to humans’ basic need for a feeling of expansiveness, for un crowdedness. We already work in crowded office spaces, live in tiny flats, ride crowded trains. This is why the landmark preservation commissions in a handful of places in nyc are to be commended for implementing height restriction rules. When you restrict profit making ability of a few developers you preserve quality of life for many. The canyons of midtown are not only unreachable for most but the 1 percenters and foreigners who park their cash there, but they also mar the landscape and block the views of most everyone who live and work near there. Stop the madness.