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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 »

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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 »