Catching up with Captain Bayonne, the Naked Cowboy, and NYC's most bonkers walkers!
Happy 1 year Anniversary! Here is a Haiku to celebrate:
Pure Nyquil Chicken
Highlighting Local Heroes
Thank You Cafe Anne
Loved your comment about subscribing to something that you already enjoy for free. Thanks for the Monday morning chuckle. You are quickly becoming one of my faves, and I will one day be a paid subscriber. Just need to collect a few more paying subscribers myself so I can spend that money reading other newsletters :). A parallel, I work part-time at Crate and Barrel, a fun little retirement job, which brings in next to nothing after I bring home the weekly must have. My husband loves to joke, "Honey, I don't think this part-time job is really working out for you." I smile and nod, "oh, actually, it is." Have a great week! 💟
It’s so nice to read about all the fun and quirky things in New York instead of all the violence and mayhem. Reading your lovely posts almost let’s you forget about the people getting sucker punched, being pushed in front of trains, babies getting shot on street corners while their moms take them for a walk in their strollers, EMT’s getting stabbed to death just going into a bodega for lunch, police cars getting destroyed in broad daylight and cops getting shot while sitting in their cars. Homeless people defecating in public and shooting up gets depressing after awhile. Watching violent offenders getting released with no bail the day after they attack someone is depressing too. Thanks Anne for allowing people to escape the reality of living in New York, if only for the three minutes it takes to read your charming articles.
Congrats on the anniversary! Cafe Anne does feel like a funny small town! And I love the special offer of 15% off on something I get for free. That said, I pay because Cafe Anne isn’t just a newsletter, it’s a damn treasure!
You have a hit on your hands with "Dear World!" So upbeat and joyous!! Bravo!!
Happy Anne-iversary! 🎉🥳 Love the song. . . an excellent soundtrack for the upcoming documentary, right? I mean, creatively, that is the next logical step! Thanks for the updates on all the stars of the story, too!
Wow! A theme song for your Newsletter is out of this world and great to listen to. What makes this EXCEPTIONAL? Self-awareness. You did not celebrate what you have accomplished, you celebrated the people you met along the way. No judgment, no Christmas letters, real people, honest and just fun.
I've been wondering how your approach the people you want to interview. Do you open with the same spiel of do you adjust it depending on the vibe you get from the prospective interviewee?
Thought your song theme song was pretty good. Could be the intro to your off Broadway show which is only a matter of time.
Okay, not that I don’t have faith in you, Anne, but I pressed the play button totally prepared to cringe. That song is awesome!!!!! How could I ever doubt that it would be?! I vote more songs in future Cafe Anne editions!
Yay! Happy anniversary CAFE ANNE!
Max age 5 says of the song, why is it so short? More song!!!
Big congratulations, Anne!! Your newsletter is such an inspiration. It also always makes me so proud to live in our quirky city.
Jesus, Mary & Joseph, Anne!! You're familiar enough with me from the WSJ days to know that often unrecorded and sometimes seldom heard actualized tunes are my passion, pastime and delight BUT I absolutely ADORE your theme tune. I's clever, fun and absolutely charming- I especially love the ba=ba=ba=bup-ba-bah segments. Now I may actually have to put my own mayoral tribute "1 Adam 12-1 ADAMS SHELVE" to real music because I'm so inspired!
As a latecomer I'd missed your Guardian Angel profile, and was super pleased to see it. Now there's a public service so deserving of funding yet you never hear Curtis begging for money!
I'm always appalled to hear things like "It's the 30th Anniversary Of (fill in whatever useless pop culture rendering you wish), but I hope you actually make it to celebrate such a number for your Cafe!
I especially like the price of the cafe con leche there!
Congratulations on one year! What an amazing growth trajectory and accomplishment. Also, that song is the cat's pajamas, and it's going to be stuck in my head all day 😁
Cafe Anne all the way down!
Can NOT stop repeating this song, looping endlessly in my head. Thanks! haha