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New York on the Clock

A series profiling the New Yorkers who make our city work

Zhang Libin, Noodle Maker

Zhang Libin and Lucy Wang run Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House in Elmhurst. A trained chef, Zhang specializes in hand-pulled noodles, molding and whirling dough all day at the front of the kitchen.

Joe Forte, Artist

During the warmer months, artist Joe Forte sets up shop on Thompson between Bleecker and 3rd St in Greenwich Village. There he sketches street scenes and sells his art to ...

Jake Nouel, Electrician

Jake Nouel has worked at the Empire State Building for 30 years and now leads a team providing for the landmark’s demanding electrical needs. One of the team’s ...

Kersha Brown, Meter Reader

Kersha Brown spends her workday reading commercial and residential water, gas, and electric meters on the east side of Manhattan. Descending into dark basements can be ...

Anthony Amato, Mezza Luna Pizzeria

Young restaurateur Anthony Amato owns and operates Mezza Luna Pizzeria in South Williamsburg. Anthony’s spot fills fresh cannoli to-order. On a hot day in July he sat ...