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Kurt Loder Thinks Mayor Bloomberg Should Just Shut His Face

Name: Kurt Loder
Job: Writer, MTV icon.
Age: 63 [Ed. note: No, he’s not. Yes, he IS. Holy crap.]
Neighborhood: West Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Lou Reed.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Something at Daniel, probably. Tastes really good when someone else is paying. Otherwise subsist entirely on Grano’s pizza alla diavola.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Set up movie screenings, go to movie screenings, write about movies (for MTV.com), delete vast infestations of e-mail.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Would have to look upon it as a radical new diet.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
In the Heights. Pretty brilliant.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Just one.

What’s your drink?

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Whenever pressured, or desperate.

What’s your favorite medication?
No longer do “medication.”

What’s hanging above your sofa?
Photo of a dog and a door in Amalfi. Took it myself. Hanging above my sofa nevertheless.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Am fortunate to work in business in which it’s considered unseemly to pay for own haircuts, so spending any amount of own money at all would be too much.

When’s bedtime?
Midnight, 1 a.m., on weeknights. Unless up writing all night, in which case unconsciousness generally fended off till following afternoon.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The old, theoretically. These days, prefer some other part of town.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Are there people who do this?

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Arrogant lifestyle crackdowns by current mayor. Mysterious evaporation of taxis between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. also an irritant.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Hard to say. They’re all anonymous Internet ill-wishers.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Five years ago. Couldn’t get a taxi.

Who should be the next president?
Possibly Lou Reed. Definitely not current mayor.

Times, Post, or Daily News?

Where do you go to be alone?
Kevin Costner movies.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
The desire to summer where you winter.

Kurt Loder Thinks Mayor Bloomberg Should Just Shut His Face