10 Under 10: The Power Children of New York

Carolina and Liliana Falcone with their mom, Lisa.Photo: Jake Chessum

They say there will always be someone richer, cooler, and younger than you are. This is especially true in New York, where a new influx of youths with impressive lineage, fantastic footwear, and obnoxiously smooth skin arrives in town seemingly every day. And we’re not talking about the ones who come via plane, train, automobile, or Chinatown bus. We’re talking about the kids who are born here — who burst onto the scene from the bodies of New York’s power players (or a surrogate) with a reservation number from a restaurant you will never get into already in their tiny hands. Who start out their lives peeing on Frette linens. Who get their first Prada shoes before they can walk. Who have the power to shut down FAO Schwarz and play out the whole scene from Big whenever they feel like it. Many of them are already household names: Apple, Moses, Suri, and Willow. Here’s a short list of some of the other up-and-coming power children of New York. Familiarize yourself, not just so that you won’t piss them off if you run into them in the street (because they’ll cry, and that will be awkward) but because they’re going to be around for a long time.