Short video profiles of interesting New Yorkers

A city guide website called Revel in New York makes great mini documentaries about interesting New Yorkers.

Here are a few:

The Pigeon Lady, an East Village pigeon fancier who's been stealing pigeons from prized coops for nearly a decade. (Above)

High Times senior editor David Bienenstock, who explains the different effects of different kinds of pot.

A foot fetish sex worker who talks about her job about the foot-friendly places in NYC.

Molly Crabapple, artist and founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.

Tea blender Nini Ordoubadi, an Iranian born New Yorker who comes from a long tradition of tea blenders.


  1. OMG, this is wonderful stuff. Thank you for passing it along. I am enchanted by quite a few of these people.

  2. Wish we’d have had the ability to do stuff like this when I was growing up in Spokane, Washington. (Video cameras were still pretty spendy in the early 80’s!) One of our passtimes as teens was to sit downtown and observe the different street people and oddballs we’d see everyday and develop our own little backstories for them. Would have been interesting to have actually gone and interviewed them and discovered their true stories. Probably would have found the truth was much more interesting.

  3. I’d be really curious to know how many more clicks per hour this story got after it dropped down to the bottom of the page and the picture changed from the pigeon lady to the toesies.

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