As Roach Week comes to an end, I wanted to add one last thought about those much hated critters. I see roaches as an equalizer in this city. They affect the rich, the poor, and everyone in between. Whether they are in your home, on the subway, or in your $25 salad, we can’t avoid them.
I remember seeing these Roach Brooches on America’s Next Top Model a few years ago. Can you imagine wearing a huge roach on your person, crawling around on its golden leash at will?
My first theatrical performance in NYC was a scene from Lysistrata and it was just as tantalizing as it sounds. The theater company had a space on 8th Ave in the Theater District, and when I was cast I thought surely I had arrived.
Our apartment in Inwood was completely roach-less, and that was thrilling!
One night after being at the Bohemian Beer Hall and Garden in Astoria, I came home and out of my purse crawled a roach that was truly gigantic. To be fair to the Beer Hall, I was sitting outside with my purse on the ground, so their establishment is not to blame.
For six months I worked in an upscale restaurant as an expediter. The restaurant would hire a piano player to play the grand piano in the evenings, and there was millions of dollars’ worth of art hanging on the walls. One night I even saw one of the Today show personalities polish off one too many glasses of wine, so I guess you could say the place met a certain standard.
Starting tomorrow I will be launching Roach Week on countdowntoadecade. It will be a week dedicated to tales about NYC and the roaches who live here.
Don’t like roaches? Don’t worry! Roach Week will be wildly entertaining.