Name: Lazaro Hernandez
Name: Jack McCollough
Neighborhood: West Village
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
L: My dog Jojo.
J: Woody Allen.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
L: Nothing beats my mother’s cooking when she’s in New York visiting. Nothing like a home-cooked meal. Now, if only I knew how to cook!
J: Per Se.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
L: I oversee that things are getting done and more specifically dealing with things that haven’t.
J: Answer silly questions.
Where do you get your coffee?
L: Starbucks, every morning. Such a wonderful addiction.
J: Don’t drink coffee.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
L: Not so into the Broadway thing.
J: A panhandler.
Do you give money to panhandlers?
L: Only when they have a really great line. Creativity wins me over every time. I once had a guy tell me he was building a spaceship and needed a dollar to finish. How can you say no to that?
J: Sometimes. Depends on how broke I am feeling.
What’s your drink?
L: My friends will laugh at this one. It’s become such an ongoing joke. My Starbucks addiction is rivaled only by my need for margaritas.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
L: Does pouring milk into a bowl of cereal count?
J: Five nights a week.
What’s your favorite medication?
L: Anything that helps with jetlag is always welcome. Never being in one city too long wreaks havoc on your sleep patterns.
What’s hanging above your sofa?
L: I recently bought a series of paintings by this fascinating New York artist Kon Trubkovich. So beautiful. Marianne Boesky and Amy Greenspon have been helping me with art purchases. How lucky am I? I would say besides fashion, what I love most is exploring and collecting art of my generation.
J: It’s floating.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
L: For a guy, anything other than a barber shop or a friend is too much. I’d say twenty bucks.
J: I think anything over 100 for a boy is a little steep.
L: Sleep isn’t my friend. I’d say one or two.
J: 3 a.m.
Brunch: pro or con?
L: I like the idea of catching up with friends, but a day to myself is hard to give up.
What’s your thread count?
L: Jersey sheets don’t have a thread count.
J: 1,000. Is that snobby?
What do you hate most about living in New York?
L: The constant commitments, definitely.
J: Having absolutely no nature, no space, and no time to yourself.
What’s your brand of jeans?
J: Wrangler 47.
When’s the last time you drove a car?
L: Over Christmas. There really is nothing better than taking a nice long drive by yourself and listening to some music and just getting away. I really miss that.
J: Back when I was a pizza-delivery boy in ‘97.
Who should be the next president?
L: A Democrat.
J: A black woman Democrat. Basically anything Bush isn’t.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
Yankees or Mets?
L: I couldn’t care less.
What makes someone a New Yorker?
L: Is “living here” a bad answer?
J: Jury duty on Court Street.