The Greatest Salesman in New York City History


nytimes-articleInlineJoe Ades is a millionaire but he wasn’t in a typical six-figure income job. He sells $5 potato peelers on a street corner.

‘In the early 90s a man named Joe Ades began showing up in the bar at the Pierre, Manhattan’s famously posh hotel on the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 61st Street. Joe liked the crowd at the Café Pierre, but the real draw for him was Kathleen Landis, the dimpled, piano-playing house chanteuse who still entertains there five nights a week. Joe was a five-nights-a-week man as well, always seated at the same round table with a front view of the baby grand and a back view of Landis. He drank only champagne, and never alone. His usual brand was Veuve Clicquot. On most nights he casually ordered a bottle, which always appeared with two champagne glasses—one for himself, the other for Landis…’
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Typhoon Hagupit was only a threat compared to last year’s Typhoon Haiyan.
Typhoon Death Toll Rises In Philippines, Though Devastation Less Than Feared
‘The Philippines Daily Inquirer reported: “Although it has weakened to 85 kph, Ruby still dumped rains in Batangas and nearby provinces while heading toward west northwest. Although considerably weaker from its peak power, the storm remains potentially dangerous and could still whip storm surges that could overwhelm coastal villages, weather forecasters said.”

‘Hagupit has left at least 21 people dead so far, according to the Philippine Red Cross. Sixteen of those killed drowned in Eastern Samar Province, where Hagupit first made landfall on Saturday. The Daily Inquirer noted that the government has reported five other casualties…’
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“PAGASA (Philippines) is more accurate than US, Japan and other agencies” – DOST chief
‘Filipinos should trust PAGASA’s forecast on typhoon Ruby despite the issuance of weather reports by various international meteorological agencies, Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo said.

”’Of course, familiar kami sa lahat ng models. But ang kaiba-iba rito, we have to recognize our local meteorologists kasi nag-a-analyze sila, not only ‘yung models, kundi pati yung climatology, meaning pati ang historical data,” he said.

‘Montejo said the current movement of the typhoon proves PAGASA’s forecast has been the most accurate.

”’Kahapon, we have different forecast tracks from different agencies. Without naming names, most of them have different from the track na finorecast ng PAGASA. But after ngayon, sa PAGASA ‘yung pinakamalapit sa aktuwal na nangyayari ngayon,” he said…’
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Ruby crisis page
Visit the Official Gazette’s Typhoon Ruby page for more updates on the storm and information on government action and response.
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Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years’ Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute
Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?
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2 Responses to The Greatest Salesman in New York City History

  1. I used to see him at the Union Square market and he was fascinating to watch.

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