miraculous carrot scrapr

it also shaves cheese and peels asparagus, and the blade nevr dulls. Union Square, New York City

  • Verena Huber-Dyson 10y

    Good: no motr no wres.
    Back to natre and eating carrts.
    Hope the peals end in a compost statn.
  • JulianBleecker PRO 10y

    Oh my god! That guy. He's the most pervasive street salesman in NYC. I remember this guy — when I saw him, he was selling children's books in the Fiancial District. And he was an exceptionally polished, articulate salesman. He reminded me of Peter O'Toole or Richard Harris or someone like that.
  • Esther Dyson PRO 10y

    yes, Dickensian somehow. he has a British accent and a certain sly humr. (you can't tell whethr I left out "o" or "ou.")
  • Verena Huber-Dyson 10y

    Only in NYC...
    Nostalgia--was he around in 63-64 ?
  • Pastor Mia 10y

    Yes, but does it core eyes out of potatoes?
  • Michael Tippett PRO 10y

    "It peels overhanded, even underhanded - like a politician!"

    I can't believe you scooped me on this guy. I saw him on 32nd the other day but batteries were running low.
  • bryan campen 9y

    Yes Pastor Mia! It indeed does core eyes out of potatoes! I just read the vf article on him, and supposedly he pitched this fact to his wife on their first date. *That* is commitment.
    I guess he learned this during the London bombings. He says there are two types of guys who sold, and he fell in with the upper crust that always wear the nice suits and a mustache or beard and consider this a profession.
    He has an apartment on Park Ave. Wild.
  • Mark Griffith PRO 9y

    Is he wearing gloves or are his hands just extremely white?
  • Dave Landry PRO 9y

    I bought a peeler from him a few years ago when he was on Wall St. It really is a good product. Somehow I lost it, but I haven't been able to buy another - I've only seen him since then here on Flickr.
  • little shiva PRO 9y

    Ohmigod, I remember this guy! I bought one of his carrot scrapers years ago when I lived in Manhattan. The thing worked, too!
  • Alexandra PRO 9y

    i remember him as well.
    it was odd, carrot scraps all over the ground. but we bought a scraper. and yes it worked.
    i think i have a picture of him as well..
  • Samuel Mateo, Jr. PRO 9y

    Hey Mark, go to the all sizes page and you will see he's wearing latex gloves.
  • py ota 9y

    i've bought one of his excellent peelers before. i've also seen him selling childrens books in midtown.
  • krekro 9y

    nice shot
  • El Payo 6y

    Joe passed away on February 1st, 2009 at the age of 75.
  • Dave Landry PRO 4y

    RIP Joe.
    He was one of the most flamboyant street vendors I ever saw and he carried a great air of sophistication about grace with him. I will not forget him!
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