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TRUST ME, I’M A NEW YORKER: Dan White

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Taking a moment to ask real New Yorkers real New York questions.

Dan White, Magician

Taxi or Uber?

Uber.

NY Times or NY Post?

Depends on my mood.

Central Park or Hudson Park?

Central Park. It’s truly magical.

Would you rather a walk-in closet or outdoor space?

Walk-in closet. I need more space for my props.

Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?

Whole Foods, specifically because now there is one closer to me and I love the salad bar.

Starbucks or bodega coffee?

Starbucks.

Better mural: The Monkey Bar or The Waverly?

Tough call, but I’d have to say Waverly.

Tap or bottled water?

Tap. It is better and it’s free!

Street meat or a slice?

Generally a slice, however I am a huge fan of some of the halal trucks.

Would you rather Standard Bingo or a Rose Bar Session?

Bingo!

Pedicure or massage?

Massage all the way. Not a fan of watching a stranger touch my feet.

First snow or first spring day?

The first snow is so magical. It’s one of those few things that always makes me feel like a child again.

More magical: The streets at dusk or the streets at dawn?

Dusk for sure. The light that envelopes the city is pure magic.

More iconic: The Empire State Building or The Chrysler?

Chrysler in design, Empire as a symbol.

For modern art: The MoMA or The Whitney?

I am partial to the Whitney as they have two of my father’s works in their collection.

Brooklyn Bridge or Williamsburg Bridge?

The Williamsburg Bridge because it’s so close.

Boozy brunch or late-night dinner?

Late-night dinner, sometimes even at 1am. I do not understand the appeal of brunch nor a boozy brunch. Late night all the way.

Scarier thought: A falling air conditioner or falling into an open sidewalk cellar?

A falling object seems a little more random and therefore scarier to me.  I feel like if I fell into an open sidewalk cellar, it would be my own dumb fault.

More likely to people watch or dog watch?

Why not both?

Dream home: luxury high-rise or brownstone?

Brownstone. They feel more unique and home-like to me.


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