Would you like to meet some of New York City’s eccentrics? A list of the city’s top 50 has been compiled by Gawker. Here are some of the people listed I come across a few times a year:
Thoth-I went to a birthday party once where Thoth was the featured entertainment. He speaks a made up language, which perhaps only the creators of Cirque du Soleil would understand. I’ll let his act speak for itself, which you can catch on this youtube video. In Central Park he typically performs near Bethesda Terrace.
I’ve written about Oscar Gomez, who is pictured.
Elegant Elliot Offen-I’ve seen him in my neighborhood several times. He is usually sporting fishnets as he jogs up Second Avenue. Here he is documented on youtube.
New York and other big cities certainly do not have a monopoly on eccentrics. Most small villages and towns around the world have their fair share. Do you have eccentrics where you live?