WATCH: Leandra Introduces Herself To Our New Nolita Neighbors

You might not know this about me, but I have a super power and said super power revolves around my ability to talk to inanimate objects and get conversations out of them. Isn’t that cool? There are plenty of examples above, in a video wherein I ask mailboxes and curbside ovens if they’re wearing… you know who.

But beyond that, Man Repeller is also fairly new to a neighborhood south of Bleecker Street, where we once lived and worked, so we took a quiet morning in early August to survey some regular neighborhood denizens and ask if they would be our friends. Below is a brief sampling of the answers in the event you must bookmark the video to watch later.

This dog said “hell nah.”


This guy told me my hair color was too generic to plausibly call myself a resident of Nolita.


This man and woman (on their way to city hall to get married) warned me against eating the pictured microphone head to which I did not comply.


And this guy! Eddie! Surprised the living fecal matter out of me when I asked him a question to which he could not answer because…sry. You’re going to have to watch the video to understand this part.


Produced by Jay Buim, photographed by Krista Anna Lewis. Follow Jay on Instagram and check his website out, too.


Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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