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I met Sophia near Union Square on 14th on a beautiful summer day. She had a great look that stood out…let’s hear from her: AskaNewYorker: You have a terrific summer look. Where are you from? Sophia : I’m from Sweden. AskaNewYorker: I love your shoes. Tell me about them. Sophia: I actually bought them here… Read more »

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We spoke to Mimmo, the owner of Sal’s Pizzeria on the corner of DeVoe and Lorimer Streets in Brooklyn, and decided he’d be the perfect New Yorker of the Month. Ask a New Yorker: What kind of a name is Mimmo? Mimmo: Mimmo is Dominick in Italian. That’s what my mother named me, what can… Read more »

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We spoke to Daniel and his wife, Barbara, at their shop called Dullsville, Inc. at 143 E. 13th St. (between 3rd and 4th Ave.), a hidden gem specializing in one-of-a-kind gifts for one-of-a-kind friends. Daniel: We’ve been here 20 years and we sell everything from braided plastic baskets to fine bakelite jewelry, early plastic jewelry… Read more »

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Our June uberchic, Nathana, was shopping for fresh produce at the Union Square Green Market. She kindly agreed to an interview as she was walking from stand to stand purchasing her favorite fruits and veggies. AskaNewYorker: So, you are a lifelong New Yorker? Nathana: Yes, I grew up in Brooklyn, home of Nathan’s and Junior’s… Read more »

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“Museum collection gets temporary home….Govenor Ed Rendell foots bill for trucks to bring collection home”–Intelligencer Journal, 4-29-04, Lancaster, PA. Alex Shear is deeply, passionately, fervently involved with the history of American popular culture. His collection of some 100,000 artifacts is a three-dimensional chronicle of the quintessential American spirit. He has been scouring flea markets, garage… Read more »

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We met Anett at a pub on the lower east side called the Loreley, on a beautiful spring day in late April. AskaNewYorker: Hello Anett! How was your day? Your hair looks so nice and thick! Anett: Thanks. I just washed it! I have a lot of hair. AskaNewYorker: What products do you use? It… Read more »

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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 »