Greatest Fictional New Yorkers #10: Eloise
Born November 4, 1949 to rawther wealthy parents who travelled constantly, Eloise grew up under the care of long-suffering Nanny, her british governess. The staff of the grand Plaza Hotel were accustomed to seeing Eloise, at six years old; rollerskating through the hallways and shouting through a bullhorn, attending fancy private soirees dressed as Sherlock Holmes, and placing her pets Weenie the dog and Skipperdee the turtle in unusual places. However, Eloise did not limit her adventures to the Plaza, she also wreaked havoc in Paris and instigated mayhem in Moscow while on holiday.
So dear is Eloise to the Plaza Hotel her portrait, painted by Hilary Knight, still is grandly displayed. Eloise would have rawther liked that, I imagine.