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The Locals

A neighborhood is nothing without its characters.


Rev. Jen
Lower East Side

What do you like about your neighborhood?
I don’t like much about the Lower East Side, but I can’t afford to move to Bushwick. I do love that it’s possible to obtain a psychic reading, a vibrator, and a falafel all within two blocks.

Why do you wear elf ears?
It was 1992, I was in art school, and it had something to do with wanting to counteract all of the conformist nonconformity I saw. Plus, elves are pretty.

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