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Recently a friend of mine suggested that I interview Elaine Kwon. After googling her, I could see why he had suggested her to me. Born in Seoul, South Korea. Debuted with the Washington-Idaho symphony at age 15. Doctorate in musical arts. Five time national Tae Kwon Do champion, and much more. She was kind enough… Read more »

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I met Terry Iacuzzo months ago on Mulberry Street when she told me a great story about a little garage that’s right next to her house. I met up with her again and asked her to repeat that story, among other things. AskaNewYorker: Hi Terry. Could you repeat that story you told me months ago?… Read more »

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I met Jennifer while eating brunch at Fada in Brooklyn. AskaNewYorker: Hi Jennifer. Your last name sounds pretty Italian. Jennifer: You’re right, it’s Italian. My father was born and raised in Mount Vernon. AskaNewYorker: Where did you grow up? Jennifer: I grew up on the Upper East Side until I was about 6 and later… Read more »

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This month we’ll hear from the founder of ManhattanSociety.com, Chris London. We met him at a party on the west side. My boss’ daughter, the extremely talented Stephanie Klein, suggested I get in touch with him. AskaNewYorker: Tell us a little about what you do, Chris. Chris: By day, I’m a lawyer, and by night,… Read more »

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We met Milla inside Barnes and Noble on a chilly spring day…. AskaNewYorker: Hi Milla, what do you do here in New York City? Milla: I work for a fundraising corporation, which does fundraising for nonprofit and charitable organizations. I’m a coordinator. I work and coordinate as a liaison between 17 or 18 different accounts…. Read more »

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I met Lucia Kaiser at the Blue Water Grill, sitting at the bar. AskaNewYorker: Is purple your favorite color? Lucia: Actually, red is. But, this is one of my favorites. I’m going to a party tonight so forgive me for being so dressed up at only 4:00 in the afternoon. AskaNewYorker: What about these wonderful… Read more »

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I was standing at Union Square one day watching a rodeo of sorts going on as a promo for a television show, and I bumped into an old acquaintance Pyul and her little dog. AskaNewYorker: Hi Pyul! Cute dog. What’s its name? Pyul: Brigitte. AskaNewYorker: What brings you to Union Square today? Pyul: I’m just… Read more »

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AskaNewYorker: Where are we right now? Bruce: We are in East Williamsburg (emphasis on East). AskaNewYorker: And who are you? Bruce: I am Bruce Stuart Engel, born in Brooklyn, 1948. My company manufactures frames for art. We also polish bronzes for a friend of mine who is a sculptor. We do a few other things… Read more »