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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 »

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AskaNewYorker: Hi Victoria. Where’d you get those boots? Victoria: I got them somewhere on Broadway. I was looking at all the really big fluffy, fashionable boots and didn’t like the really furry ones, so I got some durable leather ones, even though they’re white. AskaNewYorker: Apres Ski Boots! Victoria: I consider them very “uber” (laughter)…. Read more »

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AskaNewYorker: What’s your name? Liberty George: It’s Liberty George! AskaNewYorker: What are you doing on this corner (5th Ave and 55th St) Liberty George: On this corner I display my masks of Lady Liberty and I sell them. AskaNewYorker: Tell us more about your Lady Liberty masks and how this idea came to you. Liberty… Read more »

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Meet Michelle from Maspeth, Queens. Our first Uberchic with a car. AskaNewYorker: Tell me about this bag. Michelle: It’s not a bag, it’s a purse. It’s got girl stuff in it. It carries all my necessities including this (points to tampon case, see photo at left). It’s not a messenger bag or a knapsack. Although… Read more »

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Ask a New Yorker: Who are you? Mosaic Man: I’m known as the Mosaic Man. The Village Voice gave me the name and I’ve been trying to create a new city here, an art colony in the East Village. I also own EastVillage.com. MTV used to own it. I’m trying to create this new city… Read more »

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Taking a cab down to Ground Zero one day to do some filming with my friend Michael, I came across Stuart….. Ask a New Yorker: Hi Stuart, tell us about yourself. Stuart : I’m a 58 year old cab driver. I’ve been doing this since 1967. I must be fucked-up in the head. And I’m… Read more »

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Let us introduce you to Michal….. AskaNewYorker: How is your day going? Michal: Long. Today I was basically teaching. AskaNewYorker: What do you teach? Michal: I teach vocals (singing) and Hebrew. I have private students and I also teach at an after school program at a Hebrew school. AskaNewYorker: OK, let’s move on to a… Read more »

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While walking in Chelsea, viewing the countless galleries (see westchelseaarts.com), we happened upon November’s New Yorker of the Month… Ask a New Yorker: Hello there, what’s your name? Matt : It’s Matt. Ask a New Yorker: What do you do for a living, Matt? Matt : I’m a creative director at Ogilvy and Mather. I… Read more »

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Let us introduce you to Megan Pearson….. AskaNewYorker: Hello Megan, what do you do? Megan : I’m an actress. AskaNewYorker: (another actress, we promise to diversify in our next uberchic interview). So, how’s that going? Megan: It’s as difficult as any creative field in New York, but it’s going well; movies and couple other things… Read more »

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On a sunny afternoon in late September, AskaNewYorker got on the Metro North train headed for Peekskill, NY to see the “Peekskill Project”. A handful of curators, notably Jeff Koan Baysa, gathered 100 artists to do installations all around this quaint town on the Hudson. We were particularly interested in Carla Rae Johnson, whose work… Read more »