New York's greatest salesman has died

Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2009 06:04 pm
His Stage, the Street; His Rapier, a Peeler


Somehow, Joe Ades got people’s attention as the crowds swirled by at the Union Square Greenmarket, on their way to eyeing and buying the produce. He was the white-haired man with the British accent, the expensive European suits and shirts " the man selling the $5 peeler. For carrots. Or potatoes.

Here's a video of him doing what he did.

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Robert Gentel
Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2009 06:08 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Here's an older article about him, a very interesting guy:

The Gentleman Grafter
By night, Joe Ades dines with his fourth wife at exclusive restaurants, sips Veuve Clicquot at the Pierre, and goes home to a three-bedroom Park Avenue apartment. By day, he is something else altogether. At 72, the “peeler guy” in the Turnbull & Asser shirts is a New York legend.

More videos of him doing his thing:

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Green Witch
Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2009 06:10 pm
I own one. Who could say "no" to that guy?
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2009 07:10 pm
I liked the carrot stars
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