You Are a Real NY’er When:
Scene Title: Show Me the Money
A troupe of tweens breakdances on the downtown 4 train between 125th & 86th streets. A bit of popping and a few head spins later, the car gives them a smattering of polite applause. But that’s not exactly what they’re looking for. In unison they cut to the chase: “Obama wants change, we want dollars!”
Quote Title: Drinking Again?
Oh, I’m not drinking tonight. I’m just going to have a glass of wine.
Quote Title: Work It Out, Lady
“Oh, she works out all the time. Her Pilates instructor took her to the Caymen Islands for her birthday.”
Character Title: Dr. Feelgood
In the movie of my life, he will be played by Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, circa Dr. Feelgood. He’s lost some of the glam, but none of the metal, with the same long, spiky jet black hair & soul patch. It’s a specific & carefully curated look: sunglass (worn indoors), tatts of tribal symbols & flaming crosses, black concert T, silver chains, leather boots & gray, now faded skinny jeans. He reminds me of my obsession with hairbands in the late 80s. I’m sure he’d prefer a scowl, but when our schedules align in the morning, he puts a little smile in my otherwise mundane 6 train commute.
Quote Title: Doggie Don’t
“Really? You really just pissed on a hydrant?”
- A New York dog owner scolds his pooch for being a walking cliché.