This Guy's a Character: Say Hello to NYC's Incredibly Weird & Beloved Chick-in-Man

New Yorkers are freaking weird. 

We know this, and non-New Yorkers know this. It's just basic common knowledge. And it's no surprise; after all, NYC is where people from all over the globe come to explore their creativity, make an impact on the city, and generally let their freak flag fly. 

We welcome you, weirdos. Come join us.

Norwegian filmmaker Rolf Leer is on a mission to seek out New Yorkers from all different walks of life, and get to know them while a little better.   

His website and YouTube channel, WELOVENYC, feature a series of three-minute, one-take interviews that tour the homes of New Yorkers and offer unique insight into their lives and routines. 

Leer describes the project as simply, “New Yorkers are crazy. In the most positive sense of course. No city in the world has a broader diversity- which makes it a lunatic. Through three-minute speed interviews,WELOVENYC invites you backstage, as they are visiting many of the spicy characters in the city. One-take interviews. Three minutes. No manipulation. Lots of inspiration.” 

Leer makes a point to interview subjects with a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, so as to get as complete a picture of New York’s diversity as possible. 

This is certainly evident in his latest interview in which he speaks with NYC's own "Chickinman", an eccentric performance artist who delights in dressing up as a chicken and entertaining the masses. 

Check out the video below, and get ready to get weird.


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[Feature Image Courtesy YouTube] 

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