RIP Joe Ades ... The Peeler Guy

Having left Manhattan nearly two years ago, I haven't thought much about Joe Ades, the remarkable peeler salesman in Union Square. 

If you never saw him, you missed a true New York treat.  The video below helps illustrate, but doesn't necessarily do Joe's routine justice. 

I've watched many street performers around the world ... break dancers, mimes [don't get me started], comics, singers, etc.  None of them brought it like Joe Ades.

It was with a surprising amount of sadness that I stumbled on a post by Piers regarding Ades' death.  Click here for the New York Times obit.  RIP Joe.