NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers now have a chance to see George Clooney and his wife, Amal, up close and in person.
The Clooneys are one of Hollywood’s most talked about couples and as CBS2’s Jill Nicolini reported, they have moved into the city.
They have reportedly been staying at the lavish Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side.
George and his wife Amal were spotted dining across the street at Kappo Masso last weekend.
No one there was willing to discuss the Clooneys’ visit, but the general manager at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria was ready to talk.
“It was unexpected for Bill Murray to come in with Sofia Coppola, and second day with George Clooney, so that was unexpected,” Konstantinos Kollias said.
Kollias said they loved the Greek food and chowed down on some chicken kebab and grape leaves.
“They were really simple with water and some beverages,” he said, “Absolutely down to earth. We were amazed by their behavior. They were one of us.”
George is busy filming ‘Money Monster’ with Julia Roberts and has been spotted at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens.
Amal has been seen at Columbia where she is reportedly going to be a visiting professor. Students were all abuzz about sightings.
“People are blowing up on Twitter. One of my friends posted, ‘Just passed Amal on campus, what?’ People are making light-hearted jokes, about, ‘Oh yeah, she stopped me, kissed me on the cheeks, told me all about her top-secret litigation,” Daniel Liss said.
The couple has also been spotted dining at Cafe Boulud on the Upper West Side and getting drinks at Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle.