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Aug 23, 2012 02:50 PM


Many years ago I was working in Woody Allen's house in NYC....He wanted a garbage disposer and asked what our experience was with them...well of course we said they are great! after all what the customer wants, he gets!!!...he then went on to say that he likes to work late at night and have a snack afterwards....but did not want to make the kitchen dirty...he said he likes to have cake and milk , but will not eat it at the table , he wants no one to know what he ate , so there is nothing to clean up in the sink....a carryover from the days he lived with his mother and father....I thought...when I was about 16 or 17 , came home on a late night, I took leftovers from the fridge and ate them over the brother is the one who had Twinkees and milk over the sink!

What do you like to eat over the sink?

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      1. Cute story, Phreddy. My brother liked to eat over the sink too but I always figured it was because a) he was in a hurry and b) did everything he could to avoid cleaning up the kitchen after himself.

        1. Garbage disposals were illegal in Manhattan until 1997.

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          1. re: Veggo

            V, from what I've read some older dwellings are still beholden to a no disposal ruling.

            1. re: Veggo

              You are correct..I have been a licensed plumber in NYC since 1976 and have served at the NYC DOB in various capacities..Woody asked us about 7 years ago...Are you a NYc licensed plumber?

              1. re: PHREDDY

                No, I lived across the street from the UN when the restriction was relaxed.

            2. Steamed dungeness crab. Cracked, served on a sheet pan. It's a party in the kitchen. Line up.