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21 questions

Rob the Bouncer Sleeps All Day

Photo: Gail Braddock

Name: Rob Fitzgerald, a.k.a. Rob the Bouncer

Age: 33

Job: Bouncer and writer; author of the Clublife blog and the Clublife book, on sale this week

Neighborhood: Long Island

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Richard Feynman. (He grew up in Far Rockaway.)

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Steak at Uncle Jack’s on Bell Boulevard in Bayside.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I sleep, because I work nights.

Where do you get your coffee?
Make it at home.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
I think I saw Cats on a field trip back in elementary school.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
No, but when I used to drive my uncle’s furniture-delivery truck into Manhattan during the winter, I’d give them moving blankets.

What's your drink?
Gatorade.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Four or five times a week.

What's your favorite medication?
Don’t remember. I haven’t had a prescription plan in quite a while.

What's hanging above your sofa?
Cobwebs.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I cut mine myself, so anything more expensive than free is a bit much for me.

When's bedtime?
Usually around 6 a.m.

Brunch: pro or con?
Con.

What's your thread count?
Threadbare.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Too many human roadblocks everywhere you turn.

What's your brand of jeans?
Gap.

When's the last time you drove a car?
About a half-hour ago.

Who should be the next president?
Does it matter?

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Post.

Yankees or Mets?
Mets.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
History. You have to have grown up here. You can’t just move here and become one.

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