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I met up with Pat Addiss, a Broadway producer, at the National Arts Club at Gramercy Park, where she invited me for lunch and a nice chat. AskaNewYorker: Hi Pat. What’s going on here today? Pat: Well, I’m rehearsing a reading that we’re doing tomorrow. I was up in the rehearsal room. Somehow or another… Read more »

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On a gorgeous fall day, we stopped Angie coming out of the Whole Foods at 14th Street… AskaNewYorker: What have you been up to on this great day? Angie: I got up, went to Whole Foods, and got myself some strawberries. AskaNewYorker: What did you do last night? Angie: I just hung out with some… Read more »

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Stopping a stranger on the street takes a little moxy, especially when they’re a news caster on the go. AskaNewYorker: Hi, I’m Kennedy Moore and I publish a website called Ask a New Yorker, and you have a very bouncy vibe. What’s your name? Karen: Karen. AskaNewYorker: Where are you headed? Karen: I’m headed to… Read more »

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After a walkabout on the Upper East Side, I stopped by the Downtown Uptown Café (which, incidentally has free wi-fi internet access) and ended up chatting with Viv. AskaNewYorker: Hi, Viv. How’s it going? Do you live around here? Viv: I live in Yorkville, in the East 80s. AskaNewYorker: Tell us about your neighborhood. Viv:… Read more »

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I started up a conversation with an interesting guy at Teddy’s Bar and Grill in Williamsburg. It was a sauna outside. AskaNewYorker: What’s your name? Graham: Graham Roberts. AskaNewYorker: Sounds like a rock star’s name. Graham: I would agree with that. That’s probably why I’m on the path I’m on. AskaNewYorker: What path is that?… Read more »

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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 »