Paz De La Huerta is where style meets the street on a gritty Friday night. The beer is cheap (relatively speaking) and the sidewalk can get wild round 3 a.m.

You might might even catch Paz there, topless, just like her new Terry Richardson photo shoot.

Paz knows New York. She was born in trendy SoHo and attended posh Saint Ann’s School, a private institution in Brooklyn where fashion designer Zac Posen was a classmate.

Like all good Catholic school girls, she learned how to spit, curse and smoke cigarettes.

Check out Paz’s photos; click to enlarge.

The actress and model is probably best known for her role as Lucy Danziger in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” where she spits, curses and routinely takes her clothes off.

In real life, Paz is also known for barroom brawls, misdemeanor criminal charges and loopy behavior at a Golden Globes party.

Last year, she admitted she harassed a reality TV personality (not Kim Kardashian). The confrontation began as a shouting match about who was more famous and respectable.

She pleaded guilty to harassment, akin to a traffic ticket. She served a day of community service and 12 weeks of alcohol counseling.

Last month, de la Huerta becames the fourth Boardwalk cast member to get dropped from the show. She joined Michael Pitt, Aleksa Palladino and Dabney Coleman. The show never resolved the fate of her character.

Paz is supposedly sober now, but she knows how to turn it on for the camera.

Photographer Terry Richardson captures the essence of her street punk persona in a new series of photographs that could easily have been taken on Ludlow Street on a boozy night. Check out her photos.

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