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  Doris V. Amen, Funeral Home director.

Doris V. Amen, Funeral Home director.

  Barbara, 52, works the streets in Hunts Point, Bronx. She put her kids to college.

Barbara, 52, works the streets in Hunts Point, Bronx. She put her kids to college.

   Flynn Michael, co-founder of the New York Jedi club.

Flynn Michael, co-founder of the New York Jedi club.

   Edith Susskind, the Grande Dame of Staten Island.

Edith Susskind, the Grande Dame of Staten Island.

   Dimitri Mugianis, helps users end their dependence on drugs with elements of shamanic rituals he discovered while traveling in Gabon.

Dimitri Mugianis, helps users end their dependence on drugs with elements of shamanic rituals he discovered while traveling in Gabon.

  Ludwika Mickevicius, 70, owns a bar the East Village.

Ludwika Mickevicius, 70, owns a bar the East Village.

   Ron Maxwell, an auxiliary New York City police officer and actor at the screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Manhattan.

Ron Maxwell, an auxiliary New York City police officer and actor at the screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Manhattan.

   Lois Kirschenbaum, 79, shows up every night for opera and ballet performances at the Metropolitan Opera.

Lois Kirschenbaum, 79, shows up every night for opera and ballet performances at the Metropolitan Opera.

  Pete Caldera, reporter covering the Yankees and Frank Sinatra imitator.

Pete Caldera, reporter covering the Yankees and Frank Sinatra imitator.

  Shane Baker, raised Episcopalian, is a force in Yiddish theater.

Shane Baker, raised Episcopalian, is a force in Yiddish theater.

   John Zacherle, 94, former television horror-film host.

John Zacherle, 94, former television horror-film host.

  Jaime Herrera, a janitor at the New York Public Library who is deaf, is a popular, talented mimic.

Jaime Herrera, a janitor at the New York Public Library who is deaf, is a popular, talented mimic.

  Following his father's footsteps, John Youngaitis runs a storefront taxidermy studio in Middle Village, Queens.

Following his father's footsteps, John Youngaitis runs a storefront taxidermy studio in Middle Village, Queens.

   Matty Talty, 91, is the unofficial greeter at a weekly session in Hell's Kitchen where musicians gather to play traditional Irish tunes.

Matty Talty, 91, is the unofficial greeter at a weekly session in Hell's Kitchen where musicians gather to play traditional Irish tunes.

  Jimmy Peters, a homeless resident of Central Park.

Jimmy Peters, a homeless resident of Central Park.

  Suzi Gomez-Pizzo dresses the soprano Anna Netrebko at the Metropolitan Opera.    

Suzi Gomez-Pizzo dresses the soprano Anna Netrebko at the Metropolitan Opera.

 

   Gary Bemsel collects and redeems winning tickets, often discarded, that bettors have not cashed in.

Gary Bemsel collects and redeems winning tickets, often discarded, that bettors have not cashed in.

   Earl Strickland, the “Michael Jordan of pool,” has won national and world pool titles.

Earl Strickland, the “Michael Jordan of pool,” has won national and world pool titles.

   Leyland E. George, preaches with his mixtapes in the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Leyland E. George, preaches with his mixtapes in the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

   Roy Aletti of Harrison, N.Y, covers his yard with vintage holiday figures he has collected over the years.

Roy Aletti of Harrison, N.Y, covers his yard with vintage holiday figures he has collected over the years.

   William MacLeod trains pigeons in Washington Sq. Park.

William MacLeod trains pigeons in Washington Sq. Park.

   Gary Gotlin, the Staten Island public administrator, arranges burials of unclaimed bodies, saving them from mass graves in a potter’s field.

Gary Gotlin, the Staten Island public administrator, arranges burials of unclaimed bodies, saving them from mass graves in a potter’s field.

  Tony Disco, Coney Island.

Tony Disco, Coney Island.

   Orville Davis, a cowboy and musician, Bronx, NY.

Orville Davis, a cowboy and musician, Bronx, NY.

   Lifeboat Louie lives on a boat off City Island, Bronx.

Lifeboat Louie lives on a boat off City Island, Bronx.

   Pasiana Rodriguez, co-owner of a radiator and repair shop in Willets Point,Queens.

Pasiana Rodriguez, co-owner of a radiator and repair shop in Willets Point,Queens.

   Helen Hays, has helped restore the decimated bird population on Great Gull Island.

Helen Hays, has helped restore the decimated bird population on Great Gull Island.

   Ed Shevlin, a city garbage collector and Fulbright scholar, was a volunteer after Sandy hit the Rockaways.

Ed Shevlin, a city garbage collector and Fulbright scholar, was a volunteer after Sandy hit the Rockaways.

  Peter Dilg, has one of the largest private collections of gramophones and enjoys playing them on his deck on Long Island.

Peter Dilg, has one of the largest private collections of gramophones and enjoys playing them on his deck on Long Island.

  Sal Locascio, 87, the oldest yellow-cab driver in New York City with his own medallion, drove celebrities like Judy Garland.

Sal Locascio, 87, the oldest yellow-cab driver in New York City with his own medallion, drove celebrities like Judy Garland.

  Buster Marengo, 62, a Juilliard-trained pianist who lives in a little stable in the Bronx with his horse Bronco.

Buster Marengo, 62, a Juilliard-trained pianist who lives in a little stable in the Bronx with his horse Bronco.

  Richie Vergona, well known among crane operators in New York City as the laid-back dude who rides his Harley to work with his guitar on his back.

Richie Vergona, well known among crane operators in New York City as the laid-back dude who rides his Harley to work with his guitar on his back.

  Bruce Adams barely paused for retirement as a court archivist at the Division of Old Records.

Bruce Adams barely paused for retirement as a court archivist at the Division of Old Records.

  Zinovy Pritsker, or Zin, a Russian piano Tuner.

Zinovy Pritsker, or Zin, a Russian piano Tuner.

Doris V. Amen, Funeral Home director.

Barbara, 52, works the streets in Hunts Point, Bronx. She put her kids to college.

Flynn Michael, co-founder of the New York Jedi club.

Edith Susskind, the Grande Dame of Staten Island.

Dimitri Mugianis, helps users end their dependence on drugs with elements of shamanic rituals he discovered while traveling in Gabon.

Ludwika Mickevicius, 70, owns a bar the East Village.

Ron Maxwell, an auxiliary New York City police officer and actor at the screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Manhattan.

Lois Kirschenbaum, 79, shows up every night for opera and ballet performances at the Metropolitan Opera.

Pete Caldera, reporter covering the Yankees and Frank Sinatra imitator.

Shane Baker, raised Episcopalian, is a force in Yiddish theater.

John Zacherle, 94, former television horror-film host.

Jaime Herrera, a janitor at the New York Public Library who is deaf, is a popular, talented mimic.

Following his father's footsteps, John Youngaitis runs a storefront taxidermy studio in Middle Village, Queens.

Matty Talty, 91, is the unofficial greeter at a weekly session in Hell's Kitchen where musicians gather to play traditional Irish tunes.

Jimmy Peters, a homeless resident of Central Park.

Suzi Gomez-Pizzo dresses the soprano Anna Netrebko at the Metropolitan Opera.

 

Gary Bemsel collects and redeems winning tickets, often discarded, that bettors have not cashed in.

Earl Strickland, the “Michael Jordan of pool,” has won national and world pool titles.

Leyland E. George, preaches with his mixtapes in the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Roy Aletti of Harrison, N.Y, covers his yard with vintage holiday figures he has collected over the years.

William MacLeod trains pigeons in Washington Sq. Park.

Gary Gotlin, the Staten Island public administrator, arranges burials of unclaimed bodies, saving them from mass graves in a potter’s field.

Tony Disco, Coney Island.

Orville Davis, a cowboy and musician, Bronx, NY.

Lifeboat Louie lives on a boat off City Island, Bronx.

Pasiana Rodriguez, co-owner of a radiator and repair shop in Willets Point,Queens.

Helen Hays, has helped restore the decimated bird population on Great Gull Island.

Ed Shevlin, a city garbage collector and Fulbright scholar, was a volunteer after Sandy hit the Rockaways.

Peter Dilg, has one of the largest private collections of gramophones and enjoys playing them on his deck on Long Island.

Sal Locascio, 87, the oldest yellow-cab driver in New York City with his own medallion, drove celebrities like Judy Garland.

Buster Marengo, 62, a Juilliard-trained pianist who lives in a little stable in the Bronx with his horse Bronco.

Richie Vergona, well known among crane operators in New York City as the laid-back dude who rides his Harley to work with his guitar on his back.

Bruce Adams barely paused for retirement as a court archivist at the Division of Old Records.

Zinovy Pritsker, or Zin, a Russian piano Tuner.

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  Doris V. Amen, Funeral Home director.
  Barbara, 52, works the streets in Hunts Point, Bronx. She put her kids to college.
   Flynn Michael, co-founder of the New York Jedi club.
   Edith Susskind, the Grande Dame of Staten Island.
   Dimitri Mugianis, helps users end their dependence on drugs with elements of shamanic rituals he discovered while traveling in Gabon.
  Ludwika Mickevicius, 70, owns a bar the East Village.
   Ron Maxwell, an auxiliary New York City police officer and actor at the screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Manhattan.
   Lois Kirschenbaum, 79, shows up every night for opera and ballet performances at the Metropolitan Opera.
  Pete Caldera, reporter covering the Yankees and Frank Sinatra imitator.
  Shane Baker, raised Episcopalian, is a force in Yiddish theater.
   John Zacherle, 94, former television horror-film host.
  Jaime Herrera, a janitor at the New York Public Library who is deaf, is a popular, talented mimic.
  Following his father's footsteps, John Youngaitis runs a storefront taxidermy studio in Middle Village, Queens.
   Matty Talty, 91, is the unofficial greeter at a weekly session in Hell's Kitchen where musicians gather to play traditional Irish tunes.
  Jimmy Peters, a homeless resident of Central Park.
  Suzi Gomez-Pizzo dresses the soprano Anna Netrebko at the Metropolitan Opera.    
   Gary Bemsel collects and redeems winning tickets, often discarded, that bettors have not cashed in.
   Earl Strickland, the “Michael Jordan of pool,” has won national and world pool titles.
   Leyland E. George, preaches with his mixtapes in the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn.
   Roy Aletti of Harrison, N.Y, covers his yard with vintage holiday figures he has collected over the years.
   William MacLeod trains pigeons in Washington Sq. Park.
   Gary Gotlin, the Staten Island public administrator, arranges burials of unclaimed bodies, saving them from mass graves in a potter’s field.
  Tony Disco, Coney Island.
   Orville Davis, a cowboy and musician, Bronx, NY.
   Lifeboat Louie lives on a boat off City Island, Bronx.
   Pasiana Rodriguez, co-owner of a radiator and repair shop in Willets Point,Queens.
   Helen Hays, has helped restore the decimated bird population on Great Gull Island.
   Ed Shevlin, a city garbage collector and Fulbright scholar, was a volunteer after Sandy hit the Rockaways.
  Peter Dilg, has one of the largest private collections of gramophones and enjoys playing them on his deck on Long Island.
  Sal Locascio, 87, the oldest yellow-cab driver in New York City with his own medallion, drove celebrities like Judy Garland.
  Buster Marengo, 62, a Juilliard-trained pianist who lives in a little stable in the Bronx with his horse Bronco.
  Richie Vergona, well known among crane operators in New York City as the laid-back dude who rides his Harley to work with his guitar on his back.
  Bruce Adams barely paused for retirement as a court archivist at the Division of Old Records.
  Zinovy Pritsker, or Zin, a Russian piano Tuner.