21 questions

Lori Levine Wants to Strangle Anyone in Front of Her in Line at a Sample Sale

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Name: Lori Levine
Job: Founder and head of Flying Television Productions, a celebrity wrangling and brokering company
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Diane Von Furstenberg. She is the ultimate female success story.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
ápizz is phenomenal. Just the thought of the meatballs can drag you out of bed in a snowstorm.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I connect corporate America with Hollywood.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
I’ve done it … Used to daydream about what it would feel like to pay my rent on time or own an apartment.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
August: Osage County.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes, and sandwiches, and soup, and any leftovers from a restaurant.

What’s your drink?
I love an Arnold Palmer … half lemonade, half iced tea.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Often. I’ve spent the summer focusing more on organic foods and trolling the Union Square Greenmarket buying ingredients.

What’s your favorite medication?
Airborne … The pink-grapefruit flavor dropped in club soda tastes exactly like a Fresca!

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A painting of my Uncle Hymie by my favorite artist, Helene Dolney.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Francky L’Official Salon on Madison Avenue makes me look as if I spent a fortune on my hair … And it’s worth every penny!

When’s bedtime?
After my daily dose of Larry King, Letterman, and TMZ. Thank the Lord for my DVR.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The lights were, and still are, inspiring … It is the center of the universe.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Ivanka is the new Donald.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
No cabs on a rainy day.

Who is your mortal enemy?
I want to strangle anyone on line in front of me at a sample sale.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
… Is this a metaphor? New Yorkers do drive!

Who should be the next president?
Norman Lear.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Post and Daily News every day, “Style” section of the Times on Thursdays and Sundays.

Where do you go to be alone?
Under the nail dryer at Dashing Diva.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
When you firmly believe anywhere outside Manhattan is a suburb.

Lori Levine Wants to Strangle Anyone in Front of Her in Line at a Sample Sale