Monday, February 23, 2009
R.I.P.: Joe "Peeler Man" Ades
We're a couple weeks late on this one, but apparently Joe Ades, known by sight if not by name to most New Yorkers as "that snappy dressing English guy who sells carrot peelers," passed away on February 7th at the age of 75. Joe was one of those New York characters that everyone seems to know, sort of a better dressed version of Radioman. Not a lot was known about Joe, but evidently he made a mint off those $5 peelers - and God bless him, cause he seemed like a damn hard worker and a throwback to a former time. We'll end this post with a little video of some vintage Joe - wherever he is now, we hope he gets to kick back and let someone else do the peeling for a change.