21 questions

Behnaz Sarafpour Medicates in the Tub

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Name: Behnaz Sarafpour
Age: 36
Job: Fashion designer
Neighborhood: West Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?

Holly Golightly.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten in New York?
A lobster roll at Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Attempt to problem-solve!

Where do you get your coffee?
I don’t drink coffee.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Aimee Mann’s Christmas show.

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Classic Coke.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I cook on the weekends.

What’s your favorite medication?
A warm bath.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
I don’t hang anything on my walls.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Not paying enough can be detrimental.

When’s bedtime?
Not before midnight.

Brunch: pro or con?

What’s your thread count?
As high as it comes.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Cold winters!

What’s your brand of jeans?
Earnest Sewn

When’s the last time you drove a car?
I don’t remember.

Who should be the next president?
Abraham Lincoln.

Times, Post or Daily News?

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
The ability to see beauty in chaos.

Behnaz Sarafpour Medicates in the Tub