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A celebration of the personalities that make New York City unique.
Every year millions of people flock to New York City, drawn to its unparalleled theaters, museums, restaurants, and sights. While much has been written about these topics, one of the city's greatest attractions has gone largely unheralded: its characters. Among the masses, there are some who stand out from the crowd, a special group of New Yorkers who give the city its flavor and make it a vibrant, exciting, and ...

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Overview

A celebration of the personalities that make New York City unique.
Every year millions of people flock to New York City, drawn to its unparalleled theaters, museums, restaurants, and sights. While much has been written about these topics, one of the city's greatest attractions has gone largely unheralded: its characters. Among the masses, there are some who stand out from the crowd, a special group of New Yorkers who give the city its flavor and make it a vibrant, exciting, and unique place. New York Characters is a tribute to these people. Celebrated in both photographs and words, Gillian Zoe Segal's subjects include neighborhood fixtures, prominent celebrities, famous personalities, and the truly eccentric. Among the extraordinary New Yorkers you'll meet are Guardian Angel founder Curtis Sliwa; Ken Krisses, the president of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club; the "real" Kramer, on whom the Seinfeld character is based; sports fanatics Dancin' Larry and Fireman Ed; restaurateurs Elaine Kaufman and Sylvia Woods; Dr. Jonathan Zizmor, the "subway" dermatologist; and Jimmy Breslin, the legendary newspaperman. Segal has photographed sixty-six such characters in their own distinctive environments. Accompanying the striking portraits are colorful profiles of each individual. The foreword by George Plimpton, a "New York character" himself, is a tribute to Segal's extraordinary work and her fascinating collection of New Yorkers.

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Plenty of books feature New York City's famous landmarks, but what about the Big Apple's famous or notorious, or merely interesting citizens? Former mayor Ed Koch, Carlyle Hotel crooner Bobby Short, bearded lady Jennifer Miller, Chinatown's Egg Cake Lady and The Oldest Cabbie are just a few of the folks Gillian Zoe Segal highlights in her book of photographs and biographical sketches, New York Characters. It's not a comprehensive gathering ("Woody Allen dissed me and I got in a fight with the "Soup Nazi," she writes), but that's part of its charm: after all; a unique city deserves a quirky cross-section. All author proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Foreword by George Plimpton. (Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393041965
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/17/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

George Plimpton was an American journalist, actor, editor, and writer. Well-known for helping to found The Paris Review and for his sports writing, Plimpton died from natural causes in 2003.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Acknowledgments 11
Joe Franklin 14
Curtis Sliwa 16
The Vogels 18
Fireman Ed 20
Yolanda Vega 22
The Lemon Ice King of Corona 24
Radio Man 26
The Urban Shepherd 28
Lady Bunny 30
Don Imus 32
Elaine Kaufman 34
Polar Bear Club President 36
The Oldest Cabbie 38
Hoop 40
Yogi Berra 42
"Mayor" of the Reservoir 44
Edgar Oliver 46
Rev. Betty Neal 48
Richard Johnson 50
George Plimpton 52
Dr. Zizmor 54
Henry Hope Reed 56
Lauren Ezersky 58
Opera Man 60
Blade Runner 62
Al Goldstein 64
The Egg Cake Lady 66
Poet-O 68
Brooklyn Dodgers Sym-Phony Band 70
Rev. Al Sharpton 72
Patrick McMullan 74
Adam Purple 76
Zoe Koplowitz 78
John McEnroe 80
Ed Koch 82
Kenny Kenny 84
Kitty Carlisle Hart 86
Freddy "Sez" 88
Timothy "Speed" Levitch 90
Sylvia Woods 92
Henry Stern 94
Hilly Kristal 96
The Subway Dancer 98
George Whipple 100
Spike Lee 102
Sister Marlane, The Bird Lady 104
Market Dude 106
Bash 108
Dick Zigun 110
Jimmy Breslin 112
Peggy Siegal 114
David Blaine 116
Comden and Green 118
Moe Greengrass 120
Mason Reese 122
The Chess King 124
Jennifer Miller 126
The Bus Comic 128
Bobby Short 130
The Real Kramer 132
The Little Old Agitator 134
Dancin' Larry 136
Ron Kuby 138
Brini Maxwell 140
Carol Taylor 142
Eddie Boros 144
Afterword 147
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    Posted November 26, 2001

    A GREAT CELEBRATION OF NEW YORK!!

    Read the stories behind all those people that make up the very fabric of the Big Apple. Ms. Segal has expertly tracked down and profiled the characters that all New Yorkers see and hear about every day. Runners will meet the mayor of the reservoir. New York sports fans will read about their human mascots. George Whipple gets the lens turned on him. And the list goes on...

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