On moving to the Upper West Side:"I live downtown, but when I first got to the show, I didn't know anything about New York. I asked a friend where I should live, and he was like, 'live on the Upper West Side.' So I just got an apartment there, and it was nice, very quiet. But I was going downtown more and realized that's where I was meant to be.'
Kristen Wiig actually lived down the hall from Adriana and I (we were apartment C6, she was C3). Once she left her keys in the door. I knocked to let her know and she was like "what?" (there was a party going on in her apartment! Who was there??), but then she was very grateful. She had a lot of keys, maybe a hundred keys. Also, that building was not quiet - it was filled with Columbia students. Adriana and I were actually pretty miserable there.
I bring this up fairly often. Consider this blog post the official retirement of the story about Kristen Wiig living down the hall.