Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In which I get to speak to an actual internet celebrity

Remember Irene? The hurricane that made landfall nearly 3 days ago? I didn't think so.

Well do you remember Mayor Bloomberg tried to speak Spanish to his constituents in the lead-up to the storm? If you do, you are probably giggling right now as the memory of his awkwardly accented Spanish plays out in your mind.

As many of you Twitterratti already know, @ElBloombito has been hilariously parodying Bloomberg's well-intentioned attempts to speaks Spanish on her Twitter feed. Turns out she's actually a 25-year-old Jewyorican from Inwood named Rachel Figueroa-Levin, who graciously agreed to be interviewed by yours truly for JTA, which you can glimpse in full here.

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