21 questions

‘Observer’ Owner Jared Kushner Likes the Mets, Really Likes Takeout


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Name: Jared Kushner
Age: 25
Job: Student–publisher–real-estate investor; new owner of the New York Observer
Neighborhood: Noho

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
The mint pasta at Supper can’t be beat.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Run a newspaper while trying to buy buildings and catching up on missed classes.

Where do you get your coffee?
I’m an orange-juice guy.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
700 Sundays.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
I have some regulars.

What’s your drink?
Johnny Walker Black Label, on the rocks.

How often do you prepare your own meals?

What’s your favorite medication?
Chicken soup.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A fake Jackson Pollack made by a girlfriend. It is scary how many people ask me if it’s real.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

When’s bedtime?
2 a.m.

Brunch: pro or con?

What’s your thread count?
No idea.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The demise of the Second Avenue Deli.

What’s your brand of jeans?
Earnest Sewn.

When was the last time you drove a car?

Who should be the next President?
A New Yorker. We have at least four running.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
The New York Observer.

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Having ten or more takeout places on your speed dial. I have twelve, but one I use two or three nights a week.

‘Observer’ Owner Jared Kushner Likes the Mets, Really Likes Takeout