josh_175.jpgThe Basics
Age and occupation. How long have you lived here, where did you come from, and where do you live now?
29, co-founder of Concrete Classics. I was born in NYC but spent most of my years just across the GWB. Since my four-year college stint in St. Louie I have been back in NYC for the last 7 years (6 of those in the LES). Brooklyn is my home now but only for a few more months.

Your move...
1. For the first time the same concrete chess tables used by citizens of leisure in all the city parks are being made available for retail purchasing. Why concrete? Why chess? And why retail now?
Concrete because it's built to last. Chess because it makes me feel smart. Retail because I gotta pay the bills.

2. What's your market strategy for selling concrete chess tables and are there any sexy ad campaigns in the works like using Paris Hilton as a celebrity spokesperson?
Yesterday I spent my lunch hour at the Route 1 Diner in Linden, NJ and tried to get the Rotary Club to donate tables for the local park. Are you trying to say that Paris Hilton is sexier than that?

3. What do you imagine would be alternative uses for a home concrete chess table? As a Father's Day gift, that's a mighty big paper weight.
Perhaps as a home checkers table.

Proust-Krucoff Questionnaire
Time travel question: What era, day or event in New York's history would you like to re-live?
Seeing Charlie Parker headline at the opening night of Birdland in 1949.

9pm, Wednesday night - what are you doing?
Playing scrabble and drinking red wine with my best lady.

What's your New York motto?
Sure, why not?

Best celebrity sighting in New York, or personal experience with one if you're that type.
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry on the corner of Stanton and Orchard.

Just after midnight on a Saturday - what are you doing?
Having another drink to avoid thinking about the late night F train back to Brooklyn.

Finish one of the four following sentences:
1) "Outside of his building, on E. 9th Street, Chip took money from Enid and...
walked over to San Loco to buy some Guaco Locos and a six pack of Tecate for their late night picnic on the roof where they made fun of all the hipsters stumbling down the street ."

Who do you consider to be the greatest New Yorker of all-time? (Name up to three if you must.)
John Coltrane
Stanley Kubrick
Jeff Van Gundy

Just how much do you really love New York?
Enough to consider living here for the rest of my life.

What happened the last time you went to L.A.?
I had a great time for the first few days and tried to remember why I continue to live in the freezing cold of New York City until a week went by and I couldn't wait to get back to the dirt and grime of my homeland.

Medication: What and how much do you take?
Anything in moderation

Of all the movies made about (or highly associated with) New York, what role would you have liked to be cast in?
Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever.

If you could change one thing about New York, what would it be?
Its seemingly inescapeable hold on me.

The End of The World is finally happening. Be it the Rapture, War of Armageddon, reversal of the Sun's magnetic field, or the Red Sox win the World Series. What are you going to do with your last 24 hours in NYC?
I would smile and enjoy the ride (except if the Red Sox won the Series).


More info available at Concrete-Classics.com.