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Natalia, 53
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I’m a designer. I design rugs for a high end rug company as well as design and make my own jewlry

What TV show is a must watch?

Mr Robot.

What’s the best karaoke song of all times?

I really don’t like Karaoke, I have fun looking and listening to my friends do it but I’m too self-conscious to do it, and I like electronic music.. “no words music” is better for me 😉

Which movie have you watched more than 3 times?

Metropolis (1927), Princess Mononoke (1997) and The Science of Sleep (2006)

Have you ever cried while reading a book? Which one?

Yes, El Principito…

Are you a planned or a spontaneous shopper? What’s your go-to store in New-York City?

Ummm I’m not much of a planned person, also I’m not much of a shopper, but I have my days.. and then I love to do it… I don’t have a favorite store, I like to walk around Soho, LES and Nolita and find the small stores with special things…

What’s the one place in New-York City that you’re sure only you truly appreciate?

Elizabeth Street Garden, I’m sure I’m not the only one, I just love it there.. its calm and relaxing..

What’s your dream job?

Anything related to travelling to far places and meeting new people and cultures.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Well all will depend on the mood. Can be Barcelona where I have a lot of friends to visit. Istanbul with all the magic of 2 continents: Europe and Asia in one city and Tokyo of course!

Where do you go in New-York City if you have two hours to kill?

walk around try to find something I didn’t see before, if I’m tired I will find a park and relax looking people pass by.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in New-York City but never actually do?

go more often to central park and loose myself at the north part of the park… where there are less people and more green

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out for a bite or a drink in New-York City?

I don’t believe in heroes.. but I do admire people.. right now I have a great admiration for Yusra Mardini, the 18 year old Syrian girl that jumped into open sea and pushed her sinking boat with 20 people for 3 hours to safety. I will take her for ice cream and walk around…

If you were given a choice, mayor of which neighborhood in New-York City would you be?

lower east side and chinatown.. to keep the old, and the original, to stop the big building.. the rest of NYC is full of big buildings… we don’t need anymore… I just hate to see the LES lose its personality and morph into another upscale, vanilla neighborhood without any character.

What’s the place in New-York City you’ll never be caught dead in?

no place, actually i do hang out more downtown and Brooklyn but you can also find me uptown or queens, i like to go all over the city

Where do you and your drinking buddies meet for a casual night out in New-York City?

lower east side, Vandal is a good place to start and after go to Employee Only West Village

Where would you go in New-York City to celebrate the best news EVER!?

Will go for drinks to Apotheke , first and for dinner to Omen a Zen

It’s a Saturday night and the mood is right – where do you go in New-York City to party?

drinks first and the box for a exciting night

It’s your last day in New-York City – how do you spend your time?

at the Brooklyn bridge watching the city change colors from day to night, then walk to the park to have drinks at The River Café

What’s the one place a first-time visitor in New-York City can’t miss?

there are so many places! .. but seeing the view of Manhattan from Brooklyn is a Must!

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