old British street vendor Joe Ades selling peelers in NYC
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This old British street vendor sells peelers in NYC. He swears they are the sharpest peelers in existence and makes a mess all over the sidewalk trying to prove it.

Update 2/16/11: The old British street vendor’s name was Joe Ades. He died February 3, 2009, at the age of 75. Links:

Gothamist.com – Union Square Peeler Peddler Joe Ades Dead at 75

Gothamist.com – Memorial for Joe Ades, Peeler Peddler, Planned for Saturday

Flickr Blog – RIP Joe Ades

Flickr Blog – Carrots! (Joe Ades)

YouTube – Joe Ades , The King of New York Hacks and a potato peeler!!