NewYorkNico’s #newyorkaccent challenge went viral on Instagram providing much needed comic relief for beleaguered New Yorkers living in the Covid virus epicenter. In love with New York street “characters” like Larry the Birdman, Tiger Hood, Vinny Peanuts, Mo the Butcher, Charlie Da Wolf and others, he’s become one himself. We “tawk” to Nicolas Heller about how he arrived at his persona, his favorite New York movies, and why he thinks New York City will endure and thrive post-Corona.

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