Of course my hopes and dreams are to one day be notable enough to be asked 21 questions by the magazine. or at least this morning that’s what they are. Ever ready, here is what I would answer:
Name: Moral Relativism
Occupation: Translation Coordinator at Smartling
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Dorothy Parker for being ahead of her time and Carrie Bradshaw for being a slave to hers.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
My birthday dinner at Le Bernadin, because I’m fancy. Really? It would be dishes- the chicken from Apiary, the Ramen from Hinomaru, Bagels from Absolute in the Upper West side, Souvlaki from any cart. Halal guys on 53 and Sixth.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Stare at the computer and will it do my work for me.
What was your first job in New York?
My very first job was courtesy of Columbia- I was a production assistant for the Columbia grad school theatre program. I was also an office assistant for the Earth Institute. Thanks, Work Study!
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Oh wow, uhm, Evita. I should probably go see something new…
Do you give money to panhandlers?
Occasionally- mostly if I have the cash.
What’s your drink?
Depends- drinking slowly, whiskey ginger or some variant. Drinking all night? Vodka Soda with a twist.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
When I have time, more often than not the Boy cooks.
What’s your favorite medication?
2048 and wine.
What is the best thing in or about your apartment?
That it’s my apartment. It feels like a good home base.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen on the subway?
A suspicious man leaving behind a very large package. Got on one stop, left it, and he left. We got off and told someone, but they didn’t care- so craziest thing? NEGLIGENCE.
When was the last time you stayed out past 3 a.m.?
Recently, while drinking with good friends. New York is at her best when you’re coming home happy and vaguely tipsy.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
I’ve never known the old Times Square. I don’t particularly like the new one. What I can say is though, there’s nothing like standing there with tourists who are always in awe that you live in this city. It is definitely a, yes, NEW YORK, feeling.
What do you think of Mayor de Blasio?
He just started, I have no opinions.
What do you hate most about living in New York?
The weather and the MTA.
If you could banish one person from New York forever, who would it be?
Obviously the six headed rat king that runs the MTA.
When’s the last time you drove a car?
About 2 months ago. Don’t remind me.
Finish this sentence: The NYPD _____.
are a solid police force. My mom’s a cop- I have insane respect for all cops and I’m friends with a few.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times because it can be both ridiculous and insightful.
Where do you go to be alone?
Barnes and Noble.
What makes someone a New Yorker?
Everyone has a little New Yorker in them. The ability to live, survive and thrive here is unique- so if you can do all three, you’re a New Yorker.