Last week we were introduced to the first of three Upper East Side characters via an email from Caroline, who inquired about an older woman she dubbed the Bride of Frankenstein, due to her “blackish layered clothing” and her “big curly black hair.”
She sounded a bit ominous until you filled in the gaps—thanks to all who provided useful intel—with some facts on the neighborhood mainstay, who, according to your comments, has been revealed as...
...Sister Marlene, also known as the “Bird Lady,” due to her knowledge on NYC bird habitats. It seems Sister Marlene was featured in a book detailing “100 New York characters,” and as many have pointed out, she can often be found in Carl Schurz Park, feeding the squirrels and birds, and in and out of spots in the 70s on 1st Avenue.
With the curtain drawn on Sister Marlene, it’s time for part two of Caroline’s inquiries, which went like this:
“I'd also like to know more about the Asian transsexual who carries around Conway shopping bags (several really full ones). He usually looks like he's just taken off his makeup, but there are traces. For example, he usually has some blush and lipstick on. He is probably 40-50. Chubby.”
I, again, feel a little out of the loop as I have no idea who this person is. If you have any bit of info, please share in the comments.
And the preview for part three:
“What is the DEAL with the twins who work…”
Upper East Side's Bride Of Frankenstein? [78thand2nd]