Alex McCord: She’s Real and She’s Ours

On Tuesday (3/4) Real Housewives of New York premieres on Bravo and Cobble Hill will never be the same. This post-Sex and the City “reality” show follows an “elite and powerful set of New York socialites as they juggle their careers and home lives.” Cobble Hillbilly Alex McCord is one of these ladies and if the last sentence didn’t make you want to toss your lunch this might be the show for you. But wait, read Alex’s bio from the Bravo website for your final gut check:

An up-and-comer in New York society, Alex McCord is a high-powered career woman juggling two children, a husband, and a thriving social calendar. Her children take music, art, swimming and French classes, and their live-in Au Pair only speaks French to them, in hopes the kids will soon be bilingual. In addition to her busy career and social life, Alex is a former actress and model, and currently a graphic designer within the visual merchandising world.

WAIT! Did someone say “live-in Au Pair [who] only speaks French?” HER HUSBAND IS A GENIUS.

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30 Responses to Alex McCord: She’s Real and She’s Ours

  1. me March 2, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    BARF

  2. RC March 3, 2008 at 8:28 pm #

    “Visual merchandising”? Excuse me, but didn’t that used to be called a WINDOW DRESSER? Listening to this woman talk, you’d think she was the CEO of a huge corporation. In reality her lifestyle would most likely not be possible if it weren’t for her husband’s income. That she fancies herself a potential model just speaks further to her belief in her own bulls***. What a lovely sneer she sports when talking about the suburbs. Judge not, lest ye be judged….and honey, you ain’t living in Manhattan anyway. LOL

  3. James C. March 7, 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    Right on RC. The sneer about the ‘burbs was transparent. Of course there’s nuttin’ wrong w/ living in Brooklyn but get over the attitude — especially if you’re originally from Kansas. I shall only have to hope people are laughing as these women and their husbands declare themselves members of Manhattans “upper crust”socialites. Mary Astor must be rolling over…. not to mention the chuckles at the Maidstone Club (not that anyone’s even watching). LOL indeed; otherwise, take a look in the mirrors Honeys as well as diction class.

  4. A Real Cobble Hill Housewife March 8, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    She’s real, but she’s not ours.
    Alex McCord does not live in Cobble Hill. She lives on Butler Street in Boerum Hill, a wonderful neighborhood in its own right.

  5. nazimova March 10, 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    Back in the day lots of people on Butler St (and their children) spoke more than one language.. it was a friendly block like lots of others in Boerum..and now with progress we get the Mc Cords or (whatever their name is) and they say change is a good thing… Bull__it!!

  6. Olivia Kingston March 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    You gotta love parents so pretentious that their INFANTS have a website. Fascinating stuff – “today our petit Francois played with his own poop while his tiny, bilingual sibling sat by eating bugs – but on escargot, of course”. These kids don’t stand a chance. Let’s just hope they can find a bilingual treatment center when “les garcons” get older & finally go off the edge.

  7. Olivia Kingston March 13, 2008 at 4:28 pm #

    Boerum Hill is right—-more like “Bore ‘Em Hill”. I guess there are no orthodentists out there in Brooklyn. Alex, dahlinggg…it’s called Invisalign – look into it.

  8. Lynn, Upstate Dentist March 21, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    Dear Ms. McCord:

    I watched the Housewife show one Saturday with my niece and I could not stop looking at your teeth. At one time, I viewed replay-slo-mo, with zoom. I believe you would benefit from laminate veneers. I suggest you research cosmetic dentistry. Good Luck

  9. tonigirl March 26, 2008 at 1:28 pm #

    Alex reminds me of Van Goh’s “SCREAM” painting. Even if I thought some of those hideous things Alex says, I would never let them be heard by any human being. I know it’s shallow of me to judge her looks, but she could use some Crest white strips, a decent haircut and a good conditioner. Everything she does is to move herself higher in society. That gives me douche chills. They go to St.Barts in summer, live in Brooklyn. Simon manages a little hotel and she is a window dresser for Victoria’s Secret. Why is she on this show?

  10. tonigirl March 26, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    I WONDER IF SHE REALIZES HOW INCREDIBLY SHALLOW, GROTESQUE AND UTTERLY RIDICULOUS SHE PORTRAYS HERSELF IN FRONT OF MILLIONS! HER POOR CHILDREN ARE DOOMED. IF I COULD MEET HER, I WOULD GIVE HER SOME WRITINGS FROM THE DALI LAMA. NOT THAT I AM PERFECT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. BUT HER CONSTANT QUEST FOR MATERIAL WEALTH AND STATUS IS SO SO SO SAD. I DON’T KNOW HOW SH WILL BE ABLE TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC AFTER THIS SHOW. PERHAPS HER BLATANT HONEST DESIRE TO BE SHALLOW WILL BE ENOUGH TO SAVE HER FROM COMPLETE HUMILIATION.

  11. capotista March 26, 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    They must be renters. I searched Zabasearch.com for a S. Mccord and nothing came up. Nothing for that street name either. I doubt they own their place. Inside it looks like renters afraid of any type of renovation. Looks like their bed is in their living room with the fireplace. why dont we get to see the rest of their place?

  12. sa March 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm #

    capotista, you are probably right. they also call it bethany’s UES condo, but then she talks about extending a lease.

  13. J-9 March 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but everytime the beach scene of these two comes on the t.v., I almost wet myself from laughing !
    They need to know that however far up the social ladder they THOUGHT they were, their stock has plummeted since this show premiered.
    What a pair of A**holes !
    Poor kids are right- Wait until those boys enter the teens; payback is a bitch, maman !

  14. capotista March 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Yes SA, I caught that too, but I know people who rent in Manhattan, and it can be a pretty penny. My friend was paying 45k a month for a loft in Tribeca before buying a brownstone over in the east village.

    A single gal in the UES renting is still a financial accomplishment. A married couple with 2 incomes and with kids, just for smart financial planning should buy if they can. I thought that was why they settled in Brooklyn. When one extends themselves in a mortgage, sometimes you have to settle for the 8th school on the list.

    Is Franswaugh going to have to make that curleyque letter in his name in preschool? or will he spell it phonetically?

  15. Alux and Seemone McCrud March 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    “Wearable art” my ass! My live-in gay friend and I are convinced that at least three of the four bags from the J. Roget champagne shopping spree were left in that piece of shit rental car and taken back. Why didn’t we get to see how many credit cards it took for that stud to spoil his classy wife?
    St. Barts in the summer? Hey McCord family, why don’t you ask your new friend’s Jill and Bobby Zarin – you remember the friends that picked up the tab when you and your wealthy hotel manager hubby, Simon, went to dinner to get acquainted – to let you tag with them while they vacation in St. Barts in HIGH SEASON – not August? Alex, c’mon, looking over your shoulder – not to worry – any person that you might want to impress in St. Bart’s won’t be visiting the island in the summer. In the future, you will hopefully reflect back on this experience with a fresh perspective and humbleness that was not present. Have you forgotten what it was like to live in the midwest? Regardless of where your family vacationed, where they originated from, you are, as the rest of us, just an average person.

  16. Ex-Manhattanite April 9, 2008 at 11:21 pm #

    I couldn’t believe the pathetic party they threw for their dear Francois. For one , as usual the party was all about Alex, Simon and adults. A thoughtless birthday party with zero creativity and that cake was the most hideous,scariest, most bizarre cake I have ever seen for anyone’s birthday. PLease, will they tell us who made that cake. Granted if Alex made it , I guess I am impressed and not surprised that it looked like an “instant, chemically laden 30minute ordeal” . If it was made at a bakery–how could any parent accept or order such a pathetic looking cake–That party speaks volumes for how misguided their thinking and lives are.

  17. brooklyn girl April 10, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    two words for alex: go home. She makes Brooklyn look bad, as if everyone here is like her- some sort of gold-digging status whore with NO CLUE how to actually get ahead in life. And don’t get me started on the pre-school thing. That’s just proof that she’s never gonna get it. I love the show, and I hate having to flip to Food Network everytime her banged up grill shows up on screen. WORST.

  18. jen April 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    Do the dentist in Newyork not accept the AMEX BLACK CARD???? What about HER supper party versus fra’s (what ever nickname she just made up on the spot) party. I would never want a party that lavis or anywhere near it if my child had to have one like that……….not to mention barley any children at all!!!! MY GOD PEOPLE WHAT’S WRONG WITH U!!!!

  19. rett April 14, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    It seems to me this site wants only negative comments.

  20. Happy Cobblefella April 14, 2008 at 11:12 am #

    Rett, if people are negative don’t blame the site. Do you blame Katie Couric for bad news?

  21. lunettes lady April 14, 2008 at 11:21 am #

    The “Keepin’ Up With The Van Kempens” ARE only negative. Let’s blame Bravo for putting New Yorkers in the grinder with those two examples.
    Renovation has become a catch phrase for homeowners who can’t keep up.
    In my day, the word “restoration” was used when bringing back a home to it’s glory years…Doesn’t the wise & wonderful Alex (Sarah,) know this?-

  22. tonigirl April 14, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    SIMON SPENT SIX FIGURES ON THE HIDEOUS CLOTHING SHOPPING SPREE IN ST. BARTS, YET HIS HOUSE LOOKS LIKE A DEMOLITION SITE. TAKE SOME OF THAT DOUGH AND MAKE YOUR HOUSE SAFE FOR YOUR CHILDREN!!!

    HONESTLY, DO YOU REALLY WANT YOUR KIDS TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE AS SHALLOW AS A COOKIE SHEET(NOT EVEN AS DEEP AS A BAKING DISH). I WOULD GROUND MY KIDS FOR LIFE IF THEY WERE ONLY CHOOSING FRIENDS BASED ON WHAT THEY COULD GET FROM THEM; BE IT MATERIAL , STATUS OR OTHERWISE.

  23. Vickie April 16, 2008 at 2:02 am #

    All of these people were the most pretentious, rude, loumouth, wanna be’s I have ever seen in my life. Make the OC Housewives almost endearing! Who would have thought?

  24. Heaven April 17, 2008 at 10:56 am #

    Vickie you ain’t never lied…Laughing. They went to this island and they spent all this money, but thier house looks like trash. How in the world could you call yourself entertaining anyone in a house that looks like its 2 days away from being condemned. When I saw the sidewalk alone and the cracks and missing cement, I said to myself, “Oh my damn!” She showed her home as if she lived in a palatial palace…I was embarrassed for her. They can afford an live in Au Pair, because they obviously don’t spend the money on their home. It looks as if they are living paycheck to paycheck like the rest of us. How do you become a socialite??? They somehow got around the application process….(laughing)

    As a couple they make me want to throw up in my mouth (excuse me….arrgggh) I mean all the freaking syrupy compliments…come on…are they playing up to the cameras or what. Oh my last coment…how the hell do you bring your husband to a GNO (Girls Night Out) and he was game, “Yes Dear, Let us go and make an appearance. My man would have been like “HELL NO, I’m NOT GOING, are you crazy!”

    I may strike a cord here, but Simon looks as if his wrist may be broke…if you catch my drift

  25. gen April 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Alex please…please find a dentist. Even if you cannot admit that Simon is gay honey please find a dentist. I want to cut your hair at least 5 inches and fix the color.

  26. liz from ESVA April 19, 2008 at 12:02 am #

    This woman, Alex and her girlfriend Simone are negligent parents and in addition, they are exposing their enfants terrible monsters to asbestos, lead and goodness knows what in that centennial S–T box they live in. Alex – seriously watch that lead paint which leads not only to retardation but grave hematologic disease. Alex IS slim but an odious wretch. Actually, Simone appears to be a caring dad to the anemic little Francois but all parties need to focus on the ridicule they have exposed these kids to. They are adults and deserve the incessant mockery which invariably will their way but Alex’s nude shots are reminiscent of an old Larry Flynt expose circa 1977. But I watched, so I guess it good ratings?

  27. yesiam April 19, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    they own the place. bought it for over 1.2 mil in 2005. BTW – her legal name is sara alexandra mccord. that would explain why you couldn’t find it. they also took out a second mortgage on their home for 670K last year. She’s 34 yrs old. Her birthday is 10/1/1973.

    God i love lexis.

  28. domergurl April 19, 2008 at 5:53 pm #

    All of you are great! I’m serious! I live in the midwest and I feel the same way as you guys do about these eurotrash wannabes! Keep up the good work. At least it seems that most in Cobble Hill are intelligent!

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