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avra c.


New York, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

August 20, 2011

Who are some of your favorite New Yorkers, past or present?

Too numerous to list. But near the top would be FDR and Mel Brooks. Not sure how they'd get along, but I'm sure it would be interesting. Other notables: Bella Abzug, Woody Allen, Diane Arbus, Benjamin Cardozo, Mario Cuomo, Rodney Dangerfield, Kirk Douglas, Eamon de Valera, Duke Ellington, Richard Feynman, Jane Fonda, Al Franken, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jackie Gleason, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Hayworth, Washington Irving, Jane Jacobs, Billy Joel, Jacqueline Kennedy, Stanley Kubrick, William Kunstler, Fiorello La Guardia, Cyndi Lauper, Emma Lazarus, Herman Melville, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Miller, Zero Mostel, Oscar Neebe, Eugene O'Neill, Al Pacino, Chaim Potok, Tito Puente, Sonny Rollins, Carl Sagan, Jonas Salk, Jerry Seinfeld, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Neil Simon, Aaron Sorkin, Jon Stewart, Barbara Streisand, Studs Terkel, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Fats Waller, Mae West... and that's just a smattering of the famous "native New Yorkers" actually born here.

Which parts of New York City would you most like to take a tour of?

Nooks and crannies, the unlit forgotten spots.

Have you lived in New York City long?

59 years, minus sojourns.


Native Villager and perennial night owl, still in love with the 'city that never sleeps'.

What avra c. is saying about this Meetup Group

Informative, friendly and fun! Always great details that reflect some hard research. It is astounding to learn the historical significance of sites you pass every day without a clue. Linda does a great job of not just reciting facts, but unearthing tidbits and making connections that put people and events in historical context.

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