Ilia and Andriy, General Contractor and Property Owner, Carroll Street & 4th Avenue
What are you up to today?
Andriy: “We’re painting the fire escape a new color.”
Where are you from?
Ilia: “I’m from Kiev, and he’s from Russia. We should hate each other!” [Laughter]
But you don’t?
Andriy: “No. The whole thing is stupid.”
Ilia: “Simple people suffering.”
Who do you support?
Andriy: “I don’t favor anyone. All politicians just get in the way of people trying to get by. Some leaders, they take so much–they take everything–from the simple people.”