Where did you get what your wearing?
I bought it many years ago.
Okay...what about your jewelry?
I get it all at The Stand on North 7th and Bedford!
How long have you been living in Williamsburg?
Sixty years at the same place. When I came here I plaid 125 dollars rent. Back then, you made 165 dollars a week and you had money left over. Now its really difficult. It has changed alot. These condominiums have changed the neighborhood. I prefer the small houses. I don't like these big condiminiums.
What about the people here?
Oh I like all kinds of people.
The Fashionable Bystander: Leonora Russo
Do you know almost everyone?
I dont know their names, but I know them. A lot of people know me, better than I know them.
You know...you are pretty famous.
I'm just an ordinary person. People know who i am because of did some things that i did: i made some movies. i just got finished making Queen of Williamsburg, story of my life. i was also in Fat Cats, and I dont know the other one. I don't even know if they made it! [laughs]
Your photo is also in the pizza place right?
Yeah, you took that picture?
I did not take that picture. Do you walk Bedford everyday?
I'm out here everyday or whenever I can. It depends. I dont mind staying in during the winter.
So would you say you're you the Queen of Williamsburg?
That's what they say and I guess i have to believe them. I didn't say it. They gave me that name.