Al Roker Will Stay Here No Matter What

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Name: Al Roker
Age: 55
Neighborhood: Who wants to know? [Ed. Upper East Side]
Occupation: Hand me the darts

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Langston Hughes.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
The last one I had.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Pinch myself that I'm not dreaming. [Ed: Also, this.]

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Absolutely.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
God of Carnage.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Not every day.

What's your drink?
Water.

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

What's your favorite medication?
Oscillococcinum.

What's hanging above your sofa?
“The Couple,” by Hughie Lee Smith.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Anything more than $15 is a rip-off.

When's bedtime?
9:30 to 10 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
New Times Square.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
He is the greatest show on earth.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
That I don't slow down enough to really enjoy it.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Mother Nature.

When's the last time you drove a car?
Last week. My minivan.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
You need to ask?

Times, Post, or Daily News?
All of the above.

Where do you go to be alone?
The bathroom.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
The desire to stay no matter what.

Al Roker’s new mystery novel, The Morning Show Murders, is out today from Delacorte Press.