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We met Tye on a very fun Saturday afternoon while waiting in line for the Statue of Liberty tour. He came with a friend of ours, Alex Shear. AskaNewYorker: Hello, Tye. Is this your first excursion to the Statue of Liberty? Tye: First time ever, yes! I’m excited. AskaNewYorker: What are you expecting? Tye: As… Read more »

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The heart and soul of AskaNewYorker gathered one night at Lombardi’s pizzeria, a meeting prompted by an Englishman visiting the city named Alex, who wanted to meet us. Betty was among those who showed up. Alex did not show up. We thought the English were prompt, but Alex was a no-show. By the end of… Read more »

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AskaNewYorker: Bob is the owner of Courtside Shirts at 990 6th Ave, Ste. 7P, in New York. Bob, how long have you been in business? Bob: Twenty-nine years. AskaNewYorker: How did you get into the Tshirt making business? Bob: When I was in college I used to do screen printing for the fraternities and sororities…. Read more »

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We met Christine at her shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, called Challengher, on Metropolitan Ave. We started by talking about a “trunk show” recently held at the SoHo Grand Hotel. AskaNewYorker: What is a trunk show, anyway? Christine: Lots of vendors got together and sold stuff as an alternative to Fashion Week. AskaNewYorker: Not a bad… Read more »

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AskaNewYorker: I am at the Lorimer Street toll fare booth, talking to my favorite station agent, Daniel. Daniel: Well, it’s called a Station Service Booth, actually. AskaNewYorker: How long have you been a service station master? Daniel: Station Agent. Sometimes secret agent. I’ve been doing this for 17 years. My next potential ex girlfriend will… Read more »

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We met Janelle at Fanelli’s, on the corner of Prince and Mercer in SoHo. AskaNewYorker: Hi Janelle! How long have you lived in New York? Janelle: Just seven months. AskaNewYorker: Where are you from originally? Janelle : Charleston, South Carolina. AskaNewYorker: What brought you to New York City? Janelle: I finally graduated and I wanted… Read more »

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AskaNewYorker: Hi Manny. Tell us some history about Crest Hardware. Manny: Well, my brother and I started the business about 42 years ago across the street. We had 800 square feet. Now we have a 5000 square foot store and a 2500 square foot warehouse. It’s a happy business, I enjoy what I do and… Read more »

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AskaNewYorker: Hello Bianca! Where are you from? How long have you been living in New York? Bianca: I’m from Germany and have been living here three years. AskaNewYorker: How do you feel about New York? Bianca: I love it, I get bored, I want to go home, I want to stay here, it’s just crazy…. Read more »

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Judy lives across the hallway from “Ask a New Yorker Headquarters” in a small apartment building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is a frequent visitor, always with a new story of what she’s been up to, or what someone else on the block has been up to. The day this interview took place, she had dropped… Read more »