Mika Brzezinski Likes Her Vodka Warm

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Name: Mika Brzezinski
Age: 42
Neighborhood: Westchester

Occupation: Co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and "The Joe Scarborough Radio Show." Author of All Things At Once, out this month from Weinstein Books.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
I love that New Yorkers have always embraced immigrants and I love that they’ve embraced a conservative Republican from Florida: Joe Scarborough.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Hamburger at Burger Joint.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
All things at once between 3 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
If I were young and single — of course!

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Next to Normal.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes.

What’s your drink?
Vodka straight, warm — glass optional.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I can’t remember the last time I cooked …

What’s your favorite medication?
Ativan, Ambien … oh, I can’t decide.

What’s hanging over your sofa?
A French impressionist knockoff from Costco … don’t ask.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$100.

When’s bedtime?
I’m up at 3 a.m., so I wish it were 8 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or new Times Square?
I like the new one. I can jog there. No traffic.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Your pageants annoy me and I wish you’d listen to my suggestions.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Homeowners taxes.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Time — there is never enough.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
I drive a pickup truck, so this question does not apply.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
I no longer take the word of so-called "experts" who say we’re not in a recession, when two seconds later the stock market crashes.

Times , Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Where do you go to be alone?
I run — typically four to six miles a day.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Living at the center of the world.