21 questions

Amy Sedaris Doesn’t Like the People Who Are Moving to New York


Photo: Patrick McMullan

Name: Amy Sedaris
Age: 44
Job: Clown
Neighborhood: West Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Josh Hamilton and Matthew Broderick.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Impossible to answer, I’ve had so many. I love the food in New York.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Count one-dollar bills.

Where do you get your coffee?
McNulty’s, on Christopher Street.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
The store on 8th Street, yes. The panhandlers on the street, only when I’m in the mood.

What’s your drink?
Bitters and soda; iced tea; water.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Pretty much every day.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
I have windows.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I get my haircut whenever I get a job and the hair person will cut it for me.

When’s bedtime?
I try to be in bed by 2 a.m.

Brunch: Pro or con?

What’s your thread count?
200. I would like higher, but it’s too expensive.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
That the people who we moved here to get away from are coming here and changing it — and not for the best.

What’s your brand of jeans?
I have a pair of apc jeans that I like, and I have an old pair of Levi’s.

When was the last time you drove a car?
About two years ago.

Who should be the next president?

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Yesterday’s News — it’s recycled paper for kitty litter boxes.

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Paying over $2,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Amy Sedaris Doesn’t Like the People Who Are Moving to New York