Donny Deutsch Loves a Little Grime and Honky-tonk

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This is not Summers' (l) best picture. Photo: Kevin Mazur

Name: Donny Deutsch
Job: Host of CNBC's The Big Idea and Chairman, Deutsch Inc.
Age: 50
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Woody Allen.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Meatballs at Rao’s.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
My daily talk show — I try to motivate and inspire people to go for their American dream.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yes. I know it was a little different in 1980 but I was only making $15K a year and was still very happy.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Speed-the-Plow.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes.

What's your drink?
Absolute Ruby Red and soda.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Almost never.

What's your favorite medication?
Extra Strength Tylenol … and by the way, they're a client.

What's hanging above your sofa?
Andy Warhol Portrait of Bridget Bardot.

When's bedtime?
Most nights around 11:30 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Not even close — the old Times Square. A little grime and honky-tonk makes the city a city.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Love him!

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Sounds obvious, but the traffic.

Who is your mortal enemy?
No mortal enemies — we'll save that for the superheroes.

When's the last time you drove a car?
Last weekend.

Who did you vote for for president?
Obama.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
I'm a voracious newspaper consumer — I love them all!

Where do you go to be alone?
I run on the streets of NYC.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Guts!